Frequently Asked Questions
Medical Case Studies
● Gender- Postmenopausal women are more at risk of developing hip osteoarthritis than men
● Age-related Your hip joint's cartilage is more likely to have worn out the older you are.
● Obesity -Hips are subjected to greater tension if one is obese or overweight.
● overuse- The risk of developing osteoarthritis is higher in occupations and activities that demand physically demanding repetitive actions on the hip.
● Genetics -Hip arthritis caused by specific autoimmune diseases may run in families.
● Structural abnormalities -Hip dysplasia and impingement, two conditions that result in abnormally formed hip bones, can put inappropriate stress on the cartilage.
● Injury -Arthritis can develop years after a severe injury, including a hip fracture or labral tears.
● Medical history and physical examination
● On an x-ray, there are two key indications of hip osteoarthritis: Deterioration of the articular cartilage that protects the ball and socket surfaces of the hip, the presence of osteophytes or bone spurs.
● MRI and Ultrasound imaging -Doctors can diagnose mild forms of osteoarthritis or locate soft tissue issues in the hip joint with the aid of MRI and ultrasound imaging. It also helps eliminate other possible sources of symptoms like a bone spur
● You can extract and evaluate the inflammation levels in your blood and joint fluids to help identify the type of arthritis you have.