Understanding Your Diagnosis

Your hip is one of the largest joints in the body. It is a ball-and-socket joint, which means it should move in all directions – hopefully without any pain. As a major weight-bearing joint in the body, the hip provides significant mobility and support. Weight-bearing stresses on the hip during walking are approximately 5 times your body weight.

This video from Medacta International is a good overview of hip issues and the Anterior Hip Replacement procedure.

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is joint inflammation that results from cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis has many potential causes, including: age, obesity, increased loads (beyond normal daily activity), previous trauma, and defects of the joint (bone deformity).

The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis are: pain (the most frequent), decreased range of motion, joint stiffness, and joint inflammation. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, learn more about your treatment options, or contact us to see how we can help.