Hip Problems

Overview

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Hip Fractures

The type of fracture you have determines what the treatment will be and how well you are likely to do.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the joint due to wear and tear, which can be insidious or as a result of trauma to the joint. This page includes information on the symptoms of Osteoarthritis and how to decide if a hip replacement is needed to treat it.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by your own body’s defense system attacking the joint lining. It usually starts in the hands. Rheumatoid arthritis can result in the destruction of the hip joint.

Hip Replacements

The most common reasons for a hip replacement are fractures of the hip and Arthritis, including Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.