Hip Arthritis

Dr. NIKOLAJ WOLFSON, MD, FRCSC, FACS

IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

x-ray image of hip with hip joint and bones highlighted

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of pain in the hip. Dr. Wolfson can help you with Hip Arthritis in San Francisco. Arthritis is a progressive disorder, which means that it typically starts gradually and gets worse with time. The term arthritis literally means “inflammation of the joint.”
One form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). With OA, the hard tissue that covers the ends of the bones in a joint begins to break down.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 52.5 million Americans over the age of 18 have a diagnosis of arthritis. Around 49.7 percent of adults aged 65 and older and 30.3 percent of people between 45 and 64 live with this condition.

Patients who have osteoarthritis of the hip sometimes have problems walking. Diagnosis can be difficult at first. That’s because pain can appear in different locations, including the groin, thigh, buttocks, or knee. The pain can be stabbing and sharp or it can be a dull ache, and the hip is often stiff.

NON-SURGICAL

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Physical Therapy

  • Conventional
  • Hydrotherapy
  • CDA (coming)
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Weight Lose

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Diet

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Exercises

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Medications

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Injections

  • Cortisone
  • PRP: Platelets Rich Plasma , Stem Cells

SURGICAL

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Arthroscopic Surgery

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Hip Preservation Procedures

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Resurfacing

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Arthroplasty

  • Direct Anterior Hip Approach
  • Primary
  • Revision

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