- Anatomy of the Hip Joint
- Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
- Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
- Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Osteoarthritis of the Hip)
- Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Hip Dislocation
- Hip Fracture
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
- Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
- Loose Bodies in the Hip
- Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip
- Muscle Strain Injuries of the Thigh
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip
- Snapping Hip Syndrome
Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Osteoarthritis of the Hip)
This condition is a wearing away of cartilage in the hip joint caused by arthritis, which can develop because of trauma, infection, age or autoimmune disorders.
Arthritis can cause the protective cartilage on the head of the femur or the cup of the acetabulum to wear away or become deformed, allowing bone to rub against bone. This can interfere with the joint's normal range of motion and cause intense pain.
The most common symptom of degenerative joint disease is pain in the groin, buttocks, thigh, or knee. This pain may increase during activity and decrease at rest. Other symptoms may include stiffness and difficulty walking.
Treatment options include cortisone injections, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, use of a splint or brace, exercise, weight management, and modification of daily activities. Surgery may be needed.
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