Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the hip because the hip bears the weight of the body. Osteoarthritis of the hip can severely impact a person's lifestyle.

What is osteoarthritis of the hip?

This detailed video describes osteoarthritis of the hip, including its causes and risk factors, progression, bone spur formation, and treatment. Symptoms of osteoarthritis of the hip may include pain in the hip, inner thigh, buttocks and knees. Movement may increase this pain. The person may experience a grating sensation when walking. The hip may feel stiff, and this stiffness may interfere with the leg's range of motion.