Osteoarthritis Hip Singapore
Osteoarthrits Hip is a common problem for many people after middle age. Osteoarthritis is sometimes referred to as degenerative, or wear-and-tear, arthritis. Osteoarthritis hip commonly affects the hip joint, disease which wears away the cartilage between the femoral head and the acetabulum, eventually causing the two bones to scrape against each other, raw bone on raw bone. When this happens, the joint becomes pitted, eroded and uneven. The result is pain, stiffness and instability, and in some cases, motion of the leg may be greatly restricted.
Patients with osteoarthritis often develop large bone spurs, or osteophytes, around the joint, further limiting motion.
Osteoarthritis is a common, degenerative disease, and although it most often occurs in patients over the age of 50, it can occur at any age, especially if the joint is in some way damaged.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis Hip
- Pain in the hip or groin area during weight bearing activities such as walking
- Limping or reducing the force on the arthritic hip while walking
- Hip loses its flexibility and strength
- Formation of bone spur
Causes of Osteoarthritis Hip
- “Wear and tear” arthritis
- Previous hip injury, e.g previous fracture
- Previous fractures
- Congenital and developmental hip disease
- Subchondral bone that is too soft or too hard
- Avascular Necrosis (AVN)
How’s Osteoarthritis Hip Diagnosed?
- Our doctors will do clinical examination and take patient history.
- Our doctors may rotate, flex, and extend your hips to check for pain.
- Our doctors may want the patient to walk or stand on one leg to see how your hips line up.
- Both hips will be X-rayed to check if hip joint space has changed, and if you have developed bone spurs or other abnormalities.
Treatment for Osteoarthritis Hip Singapore
As Singapore Sports Clinic, treatment for osteoarthritis hip Singapore are as follow:
- Anti-Inflammatory medications
- Anti-Inflammatory injections
- Hip lubricant injection
- Surgery may be considered when all the conservative treatment are not effective
- Arthroscopy – an arthroscope checks the condition of the articular cartilage
- Osteotomy – realigns angles of the hip joint
- Total Hip Replacement – new acetabular and femoral components are implanted