If you suffer from hip pain our program may offer the relief you’re looking for
Arthritis Hip Pain
Because your hips must carry the weight of your upper body they, like your knees, are at risk for “wear and tear” arthritis, known as osteoarthritis.
The covering on the ends of your bones called cartilage that helps your hip joint glide, can wear down. You are at greater risk to develop osteoarthritis if you’re elderly, obese, have a family history, or have an injury that puts stress on your hip cartilage. You can develop osteoarthritis even without any of these risk factors. X-rays of your hips can show if hip joint space has changed, and if you have developed bone spurs or other abnormalities. Arthritis of the joints, including the hip joint, can respond very well to OrthoBioGen procedures.
Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
Avascular necrosis of the hip is a painful condition that occurs when the blood supply to the bone is decreased. Because bone cells die without a blood supply, osteonecrosis can ultimately lead to destruction of the hip joint and arthritis.
There are a number of risk factors for the development of this disease including injury, alcoholism, and long term corticosteroid medicines. Patients note hip pain, and may also experience an ache or throbbing pain in the groin or buttock area. As the disease progresses, it becomes more difficult to bear weight on the affected hip. It is important to diagnose this disease early, because some studies show that early treatment is associated with better outcomes. An MRI is the best diagnostic tool as it can show early changes in the bone.
Biologic treatments offer an exciting opportunity for those patients interested in a non surgical approach. While this is a difficult disease to treat, we have had success in some patients with our program. While we do not know the long term benefits yet of this approach, it does offer pain relief in a segment of patients who either cannot undergo surgery or choose to wait for a surgical treatment.
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