Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Osteoarthritis of the hip is a chronic inflammatory disease of the joints. The condition causes stiffness and pain in the joint, and is usually felt around the neck of the femur. Hip osteoarthritis is a lifestyle disease and can result from high-impact sports like running, jumping, and football.
The condition occurs when cartilage wears away from the edge of bones in some areas of your joints, such as those around your hips or knees. This happens gradually over time as you age or as a result of injury to those areas.
Osteoarthritis can also be caused by obesity, certain types of arthritis such as lupus or gout, previous injuries to those areas that cause swelling, and repetitive movements that put pressure on those joints
Dr. Ambarish Saraf
- CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON
- JOINT REPLACEMENT SPECIALIST AND SPORTS SURGEON