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HIP ARTHRITIS

by DR HARDIK RATHOD
Anatomy of hip joint
The socket is formed by the acetabulum, which is part of the pelvis bone.
The ball is the femoral head, which is the upper end of the femur (thighbone).
In hip arthritis, the smooth articular cartilage wears away and becomes frayed and rough.
The shape of ball of femur gets altered.
Joint become stiff and movement becomes difficult.

 

Common causes of hip pain

(Left) In this x-ray of a normal hip, the space between the ball and socket indicates healthy cartilage. (Right) This x-ray of an arthritic hip shows severe loss of joint space.

 

Symptoms of hip arthritis

 

Treatment:

Nonsurgical Treatment:
The treatment plan for managing your symptoms will depend upon type of arthritis. Combinations of treatment methods works best.

 

Surgical treatment:

In total hip replacement, both the head of the femur and the socket are replaced with an artificial device.

 

Outcome

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