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Hip Arthritis

Your hip is a large weight-bearing joint that supports mobility and stability. The structure and function of this large joint causes general wear-and-tear that puts you at risk of developing hip arthritis. Nic Gay, MD, Masi Reynolds, MD, and George Thabit III, MD, at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics specialize in diagnosing and treating hip artrithritis. The team offers innovative medical and surgical treatments for hip arthritis. To discuss treatment options for your hip arthritis, call the office in Fremont, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, or Foster City, California, or schedule an appointment online today.

Hip arthritis is inflammation and pain in your hip joint that may affect range of motion and mobility. Your hip forms the connection between the ball joint of your thigh bone and the socket joint of your acetabulum, which is part of your pelvis.

The bones that make up the hip joint are covered in cartilage and synovium, which cushion the bones, allowing ease of movement during mobility.

Hip arthritis occurs due to wearing away or damage to the cartilage that separates the bones of the joints. Without the cushion, the bones rub together causing inflammation and pain.

What causes hip arthritis?

There are many conditions that cause hip arthritis, but they all involve degeneration of the cartilage. Causes of hip arthritis include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hip impingement
  • Traumatic hip injury

No matter the cause, hip arthritis is a progressive condition that worsens over time. If you have hip pain that affects your mobility, schedule an appointment at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics.

An early diagnosis and treatment plan for your hip arthritis may preserve the joint and prevent or delay the need for surgical intervention.

How is hip arthritis treated?

The Silicon Valley Orthopaedics team focuses on providing treatments that preserve the natural structure and function of your hip joint. For hip arthritis, the team may recommend:

  • Activity modification
  • Weight loss
  • Physical therapy
  • Use of assistive devices
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Corticosteroid injections

The team works closely with you to design a plan that eases your hip pain and helps you maintain mobility.

They may also perform minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to treat the underlying cause of your hip pain when appropriate.

Who needs total hip replacement for hip arthritis?

When conservative treatments no longer provide pain relief and your hip arthritis is affecting your quality of life, the team may recommend total hip replacement surgery.

Silicon Valley Orthopaedics is a state-of-the-art joint replacement practice. The team uses the ROSA® Hip System for hip replacement.

ROSA hip is a robotic surgery system that allows the team to create a highly personalized hip replacement surgical plan. The system improves your surgeon’s accuracy when removing your damaged joint and in positioning your prosthetic device.

Don’t let your hip arthritis affect your quality of life. Call Silicon Valley Orthopaedics or schedule a consultation online today.