Atlanta Early Cartilage Hip Arthritis Treatment
Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is one of Atlanta’s innovative leaders when it comes to cutting-edge treatment for early cartilage hip arthritis. As board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, our doctors are dedicated to helping patients with hip arthritis find relief from their pain and other symptoms so they can return to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Hip arthritis is a painful condition that results from the loss of the cartilage at the edge of the bone in the hip joint. Early cartilage arthritis refers to the stage where there are defects in the cartilage and/or the cartilage has partially worn away, but has not been lost completely. At this crucial stage of arthritis, there are a number of hip treatments that can be used to prevent and even reverse the progression of the disease. We are proud to be one of Atlanta’s leading innovators when it comes to treating early cartilage hip arthritis. As such, our physicians offer innovative treatments such as stem cell therapy, partial hip replacements and hip resurfacing that are difficult to find in this region. These advanced therapies provide a good alternative to total hip replacement for younger, healthier and more active patients with arthritis of the hip.
Symptoms of Early Cartilage Hip Arthritis
Symptoms of early cartilage hip arthritis include discomfort and stiffness in your groin, buttock or thigh when you wake up in the morning. Typically, the pain worsens when you are active and then gets better with rest. As the arthritis worsens, you may experience increased joint stiffness and pain that persists even with rest. At the later stages of hip arthritis, you may experience weakness and/or decreased mobility at the hip joint. Since arthritis is progressive in nature, it is important to treat it before it reaches the end stages when all cartilage has been lost. At this point, total hip replacement surgery is often needed to provide relief from the pain and other symptoms and to increase mobility and function.
Our doctors believe strongly in treating arthritis in its earliest stages when there is still a chance to stop the progression of and perhaps even reverse the disease in the hip joint. When surgery is needed, we believe in using the most minimally invasive method possible to achieve the desired results. By offering cutting-edge therapy and employing innovative surgical techniques, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is able to provide patients with effective results with a faster recovery time and less pain.
Causes of Early Cartilage Hip Arthritis
Early cartilage hip arthritis is typically caused by the normal wear and tear associated by the aging process. However, it can be caused or exacerbated by injury to the hip joint and other degenerative conditions. Regardless of the cause of your hip arthritis, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians can help you find relief. If you would like to get more information about treatments for early cartilage hip arthritis or to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic surgeons, please contact our Atlanta Early Cartilage Hip Arthritis Treatment Specialists or call us at (678) 752-7246. After a thorough evaluation, we can recommend a customized treatment plan that is catered to your age, lifestyle, goals and activity level. We look forward to serving you with caring, customized orthopedic care.