Osteoarthritis of the Hip

By Drew Heideman, PT, ATC

Image of the hip joint

3D illustration, hip painful skeleton x-ray, medical concept.

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.  If you need to make an appointment with a JOI Hip Specialist, call JOI-2000 or to learn more about our JOI Hip Surgeons, follow the link. 


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