The hip is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints and therefore prone to problems and chronic pain. Hip Surgery may be required to alleviate pain and regain mobility.
Hip Problems include:
- Chronic Pain and disability from Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis – when cartilage wears away causing hip pain and stiffness
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – is an autoimmune disease in which the synovial membrane becomes inflamed, produces too much synovial fluid, and damages the articular cartilage, leading to pain and stiffness.
- Traumatic arthritis can follow a serious hip injury or fracture.
- Hip Fracture – can cause a condition known as osteonecrosis. The articular cartilage becomes damaged and, over time, causes hip pain and stiffness.
Can I Avoid Hip Surgery – What Can Help?
Depending on your situation Dr Grondel might recommend weight loss, anti-inflammatory medication, braces, orthotics, steroid injections, physical therapy, etc.
Proper diagnosis will lead to appropriate care and treatment. Hip disorders are degenerative and require treatment to alleviate pain and restore motion
When is Hip Surgery the Best Option?
You should start to consider hip surgery when you have exhausted all other forms of treatment and your pain has started to interfere with everyday activities. In addition to your pain Dr Grondel will be able to tell you if your loss of cartilage is great or if there has been damage done to your bones and joints.