Am I a candidate for hip replacement?

Hip arthritis occurs when the smooth lining cartilage of the joint becomes thinned and damaged. Eventually the cartilage can be lost altogether and force the hip joint to have bone-on-bone contact. These changes can be caused by a variety of conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis (by far the most common)
  • Inflammatory arthritides including rheumatoid, psoriasis-related, inflammatory bowel disease-related, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, SLE.
  • Post trauma and hip fracture
  • Avascular necrosis of hip (loss of blood supply to the bone)
  • Following childhood hip condition (Dyplasia, Perthes and SUFE)
  • Many other more rare causes