Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis Comparison
Normal Hip 1
Normal Hip 2

Overview

Hip osteoarthritis refers most commonly to age-related degeneration in the hip joint, characterized by cartilage degeneration and loss of joint space. Osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage absorbs the shock of movement. When you lose cartilage, your bones rub together. Over time, this rubbing can permanently damage the joint.

Risk factors for osteoarthritis include:

  • Being overweight
  • Getting older
  • Injuring the hip joint

Symptoms

Osteoarthritis typically causes hip, leg or even knee pain and can cause leg symptoms (including pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness). These symptoms can vary dramatically, causing some people to be quite debilitated while others can continue with their daily activities. Additionally, the symptoms may vary with time, where flare ups can last for several weeks to months and then improve with time.

Diagnosis

X-rays show bones and are the best way to evaluate arthritis, however, no single test can diagnose osteoarthritis. Most doctors use several methods, including medical history, a physical exam, x-rays, or lab tests.

With persistent back and leg symptoms that are unbearable or have lasted longer than a month, an MRI is often necessary. MRI scans, unlike x-rays, have the ability to illustrate damage to muscles and ligaments in the hip.

Prevention

Osteoarthritis may be prevented by avoiding improper lifting, excessive body weight, repetitive strenuous activity, and smoking. However, many of the contributing factors are due to age and genetics and are not preventable.

Treatments:

Regenerative Medicine Treatment Options

Regenerative Injection

Regenerative Medicine Treatment Options (Coastal Orthopedics)

Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty (DePuy)

Total Hip Arthroplasty (Anterior)

Amniotic Fluid Injection

Amniotic Fluid Injection

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)

Adipose Tissue Stem Cell Injection

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Injection

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Injection

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Injection

Injections (Corticosteroid)

Injections (Corticosteroid)

Assistive Devices

Medications

Physical Therapy

Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty (Z Stem)

Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty (TL Stem)

SuperPATH Total Hip Arthroplasty

Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty (Gladiator Stem)

Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty (Renaissance Stem)

Total Hip Arthroplasty (Posterior)

SuperPATH Total Hip Arthroplasty (Preserve Stem)

Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty (Preserve Stem)

SuperPATH Total Hip Arthroplasty(TL Stem)

SuperPATH Total Hip Arthroplasty (Gladiator Stem)

Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty

SuperPATH Total Hip Arthroplasty (Renaissance Stem)

SuperPATH Total Hip Arthroplasty (Z Stem)

Hemiarthroplasty