Tag: Hip

Lower Limb

Common Symptoms For Hip Problems

Why Does My Hip Hurt? Where Does It Hurt? An arthritic hip is painful because the joint has broken down. The articular cartilage on the surfaces of the joint has worn away leaving raw bone exposed. Movement between the two joint surfaces is no longer smooth and friction free. As a result, the tissues within […]

Lower Limb

3 Major Types of Childhood Hip Problems

What is Arthritis Secondary to Childhood hip disease? There are three major types of childhood hip problems that can lead to arthritis in adult years: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) Perthes disease Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) Each of these diseases that develops early on life. DDH is present at birth and is usually […]


What is Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hip Joint?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease that affects multiple joints in the body. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is due to age and wear, rheumatoid arthritis is the result of a disease process throughout the entire body. As a rule, multiple rather than single joints are affected. Rheumatoid arthritis usually develops between ages 30 and 60 years, […]

Osteoarthritis Hip
Lower Limb

5 Major Causes of Hip Disease

Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Post-traumatic arthritis Avascular necrosis Arthritis secondary to childhood hip disease Each of these conditions is different in how it changes the anatomy and biology of the normal hip joint. All of them can create the need for hip replacement. What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common diagnosis for patients having total […]

Total Hip Replacement Implant Components
Lower Limb

Basic Facts About Hip Replacement

What is a Hip Replacement? A hip replacement is the removal of all of part of the hip joint and insertion of an artificial ball or an artificial ball and socket. The diseased bone and joint surfaces are replaced with new or prosthetic parts. The new parts are called components or implants. They are called implants because they are inserted or implanted in a […]