Diagnosed With Hip Arthritis in Newtown Square? Start Here.

October 1st, 2015

If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with

hip arthritis in Newtown Square, the help that you need is available nearby. At

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, our team of orthopaedic hip specialists have the experience and technology necessary to help you seek the treatment you need to regain your mobility and pain-free lifestyle.


Understand Your Diagnosis

If you have recently been diagnosed with hip arthritis in Newtown Square, you are probably very familiar with at least a few of the common symptoms of this condition, including: pain, swelling, stiffness, instability, or even deformity. However, because there are many different forms that arthritis can take, it is important to learn about the specifics of your diagnosis. Among the different forms of arthritis, the five most common to the hip include:
  • Osteoarthritis: “wear and tear arthritis” in which joint cartilage is worn away with use over time, also called degenerative joint disease

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: an immune response that causes inflammation and eventually erosion in the joint

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: chronic inflammation of the sacroiliac joint

  • Lupus: an autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation among other symptoms

  • Psoriatic Arthritis: pain, swelling, and stiffness related to the skin condition psoriasis


Your doctor will be able to tell you which form your own arthritis takes, and what this will mean for your specific experience and treatment options.

Learn The Treatment Options
Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options available for those who have hip arthritis in Newtown Square and surrounding areas. For those who have recently been diagnosed, your doctor will most likely recommend that you begin with more conservative, non-operative treatment options. However, if these options do not sufficiently relieve the pain and discomfort of your condition, your doctor may begin a discussion with you about more intensive options, including surgery.

Common nonoperative treatment options include:

  • Weight loss

  • Low impact exercise

  • Anti-inflammatory medication therapy

  • Cortisone injections


Surgical treatment options include:

  • Hip arthroscopy

  • Total hip replacement surgery

  • Revision hip surgery


Whether the next step in your treatment plan involves physical therapy and weight loss or a surgical procedure, the help you may need is available close to home. At nearby Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, you can find a full team of hip specialists who can help guide you through your treatment and provide the services you may need.


To learn more about any of the treatments above, talk with your doctor, or visit our website today.



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