Hip Arthritis Treatment in NYC
What causes hip pain?
There are many possible causes of hip pain. Hip pain may result from conditions including injuries, hip dysplasia, pinched nerves, and certain diseases. One of the most common causes of hip pain is arthritis. Hip arthritis is defined as inflammation of the hip joint. It is caused when the cartilage that surrounds the bones in the hip joint is worn down. As a result, the bones in the joint begin rubbing together, causing inflammation and pain. This deterioration of cartilage may occur due to normal wear and tear over time, may be caused by a specific injury, or may result from an inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis.
What are the different types of hip arthritis?
There are various types of hip arthritis, including:
Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Hip osteoarthritis is characterized by the progressive deterioration and eventual loss of cartilage in one or more places in the hip joint. Often, this disease develops as you age and continues to get worse over time without proper treatment.
Post Traumatic Arthritis of the Hip
Post traumatic hip arthritis is characterized by damage to the hip’s cartilage that develops following an injury, such as a fracture.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by the deterioration of cartilage in the hip due to the immune system attacking the tissues. This type of arthritis can affect other joints in the body as well.
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What are the common hip arthritis symptoms?
Symptoms of hip arthritis can vary greatly, depending on the type and severity of the condition. Some general symptoms that you may experience if your hip pain is due to arthritis include prolonged, recurring, dull, or aching pain in your:
- Outer thigh
- Inner thigh
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What are the risk factors for hip arthritis?
Arthritis can occur for a variety of reasons, and can happen to anyone, regardless of age. However, you may have an increased risk of developing arthritis if you:
- Are older than 45 years of age
- Are overweight
- Are female
- Are related to someone with arthritis
- Have had hip trauma/injury in the past
- Have had hip surgery in the past
How is hip arthritis diagnosed?
There is no specific arthritis test that can be used to diagnose osteoarthritis of the hip or post traumatic arthritis of the hip, so a combination of x-ray analysis and a physical examination are typically used to diagnose your condition. If Dr. Sculco determines that you have hip arthritis, he will explain your options and tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs.
How is hip arthritis treated?
Hip arthritis treatment with Peter K. Sculco, MD will vary depending on the specific condition and your unique needs. Conservative treatment options for hip arthritis may include:
- Weight loss
- Physical therapy
When conservative treatments do not improve hip function and discomfort, surgical treatment may be necessary. Dr. Peter K. Sculco is dedicated to providing patients with advanced treatment options using the highest quality implants and latest surgical techniques.
Some hip arthritis surgical treatment options offered by Dr. Sculco include:
- Total hip replacement (performed using posterior approach)
- Revision hip replacement
If you’re suffering from hip pain caused by hip arthritis, the first step to restoring your mobility and quality of life is scheduling an evaluation with an experienced orthopedic hip specialist. Dr. Peter K. Sculco provides personalized care paired with world-class orthopedic training. Call 212.606.1771 today or fill out the form on this page to request an appointment.