Osteoarthritis

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Orthopedic surgeons at TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute offer reliable and long-lasting total hip replacements to treat osteoarthritis of the hip and help restore your hip function. Our surgeons offer the latest advances in hip replacements, including outpatient hip replacement surgery and hip replacement without narcotics.

We have a proven safety record, with complication rates and infection rates that are ten times lower than the national average. Our expertise has earned us Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Knee Replacement from the Joint Commission, a rare designation that few hospitals achieve.

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

After years of walking, squatting and performing other tasks, you may start to experience hip pain due to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis in the hip causes inflammation in the hip and breakdown of hip cartilage. Fortunately, safe and long-lasting treatments can help restore your hip function.

Osteoarthritis causes

Osteoarthritis of the hip is caused by wear and tear on your hip over the years.

Osteoarthritis symptoms

If you have osteoarthritis of the hip, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Difficulty walking
  • Hip pain that may be worse in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time
  • Hip stiffness
  • Limping or decreased range of motion
  • Pain in your groin, buttocks or knee

Osteoarthritis treatment

The earlier you start treatment for hip osteoarthritis, the better. Treatments for osteoarthritis may include:

  • Assistive devices—such as canes or walkers to relieve strain on the hip
  • Pain medications—to relieve inflammation and pain
  • Physical therapy—to strengthen the hip muscles
  • Steroid injections—to relieve inflammation and pain
  • Total hip replacement—to replace damaged bone and cartilage with metal and plastic pieces

Osteoarthritis risk factors

Some factors that increase your risk for osteoarthritis of the hip include:

  • Being over age 65
  • Family history of osteoarthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Obesity
  • Previous hip injuries

Osteoarthritis prevention

You may not be able to prevent osteoarthritis, but you can reduce your risk by:

  • Avoiding repetitive motions that use the hip
  • Exercising to strengthen hip muscles
  • Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels
  • Maintaining a healthy weight

Make an appointment

You don’t need to live with osteoarthritis pain. Make an appointment with a TriHealth orthopedic specialist by calling 513 246 7846.

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