Osteoarthritis is a very common cause of hip pain and discomfort. There seems to be a lot of confusion about proper treatment of arthritis in the hip joint. I receive many questions from patients at my clinics about this topic. Let’s go into further detail about osteoarthritis and whether or not total hip replacement surgery is necessary. The most common questions about osteoarthritis that I receive are: 1. Why did I develop osteoarthritis? 2. How do you treat osteoarthritis?
If you follow healthcare news, you may have seen headlines recently about the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ new guidelines for surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. These guidelines focused primarily on total knee replacement, which is the most commonly performed procedure used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee, and you may be wondering how they will effect the treatment recommendations you receive. The new clinical practice guideline put out by the