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A hip arthroscopy is typically done to:
Remove small pieces of bone or cartilage that may be floating around inside your hip joint causing pain
Repair a torn labrum (a tear in the cartilage that is attached to the rim of your hip socket bone)
Resolve symptoms of hip impingement syndrome
Investigate hip pain that does not go away
A full recovery will depend on what type of problem the surgery was needed for. In some cases, a hip arthroscopy is necessary to treat arthritis in the knee.
Hip resurfacing is actually a more complex surgery than hip replacement and requires a longer incision to accommodate the placement of a larger "ball" portion of the joint to prevent future dislocation of the hip. It is believed that this procedure can prevent pain and postpone a total hip replacement by
approximately eight years. Total hip replacement is an option following this surgery as sufficient bone is left in place.
Older patients are the most susceptible to osteoarthritis as the cartilage begins to break down and wear thin. Other factors that may lead to the premature thinning of cartilage include obesity, overuse of the hip from sports or other strenuous activities, or an injury that has damaged the cartilage. Osteoarthritis
does not cause fatigue or tiredness as many other types of arthritis do. Joint pain is often the only symptom. Osteoarthritis can coexist with other forms of arthritis.
While the exact causes of rheumatoid arthritis are unkown, it can be triggered by factors that include genetics, viral infection or hormonal changes.
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:
Rheumatoid arthritis can be diagnosed through blood and imaging tests. Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis includes pain medications and lifestyle changes. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to help relieve joint pain, correct deformities and
improve joint function.
The prosthetic joint will be made out of metal, ceramic and plastic and are designed to resist corrosion, degradation and wear.
A total hip replacement procedure is performed to treat the following hip problems:
Hip replacement procedures usually result in a positive outcome. The procedure typically relieves pain and stiffness. Click here for more information regarding a
total hip replacement.
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