Hip Arthritis Doctor in New York
What is hip arthritis?
Your hip is a large ball-and-socket joint, which contains cartilage that protects the bones in the joint from rubbing against each other and causing painful friction and damage. Hip arthritis is the term used to describe an inflammation of the joint, typically due to the wearing or damage to the protective cartilage. Hip arthritis can result in chronic hip pain as well as immobility in some cases. At Specialty Orthopaedics, our doctors are knowledgeable and experienced in treating a wide range of hip conditions, including hip arthritis. We can help you determine the cause of your hip pain and offer comprehensive hip care in a compassionate, state-of-the-art environment.
What causes hip arthritis?
Hip arthritis is usually the result of the natural aging process. Over time, cartilage in the hip joints begins to break down. When the cartilage deterioration is severe or occurs over many years, it can result in bone-on-bone friction and arthritic hip pain. Hip arthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis in the body, often triggered by:
- Normal wear and tear over time
- Prior hip injury
- Prior hip surgery
- Irregular immune system response
- Genetic predisposition
- Excessive weight
What are the symptoms of hip arthritis?
Visit our hip arthritis doctors at Specialty Orthopaedics in New York if you experience any of the below symptoms of hip arthritis:
- Hip stiffness, including stiffness and pain in the thighs or groin
- Pain in the hip joint
- Difficulty putting on shoes and socks
- Difficulty getting in and out of a car
- Hip immobility / difficulty moving the hip joint
- Limping and difficulty or inability to walk
How is hip arthritis diagnosed?
Our fellowship-trained hip doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating the full range of hip conditions, including hip arthritis. Our physicians are on the cutting edge of hip replacement surgery. Dr. Zelicof holds international and U.S. patents on hip replacement designs and teaches other physicians from the U.S. and around the world on hip replacement techniques. A professor of orthopaedic surgery at New York Medical College, Dr. Zelicof lectures regionally and internationally on advanced hip replacement techniques. Allow us to put our experience to work for you in treating your hip problems.
When you visit our practice, we take the time to discuss your individual concerns, pain level, and past medical problems that may be relevant to your hip condition. We may also recommend that you have an imaging test done in order to help us determine the severity of your hip damage. These image tests might include:
- CT scans
- MRI scans
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How is hip arthritis treated?
Specialty Orthopaedics is home to caring, compassionate orthopedic surgeons who have years of experience providing innovative and research-backed treatment options for hip arthritis. Whenever possible, we treat conditions using the least invasive conservative treatments, including:
- Lifestyle adjustments
- Physical therapy
- Use of a cane
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Pain medications
When necessary, our surgeons are highly trained and experienced in hip arthritis surgery options using the latest techniques. We may recommend a hip replacement or hip revision surgery to restore your hip function and avoid further joint damage.
If you are experiencing symptoms of hip arthritis, visit Specialty Orthopaedics. Our New York orthopedic practice is home to a team of fellowship-trained orthopedists in a variety of orthopedic specialty areas. We offer comprehensive treatment for musculoskeletal disorders in a caring and responsive clinical atmosphere. In addition, we provide advanced university-affiliated orthopaedic care close to home. Give us a call at 914.686.0111 or fill out the form on this page to schedule your appointment today.