Hip Arthritis Treatments
How is hip arthritis diagnosed?
The first step is to have a clinical assessment by your doctor. This includes a clinical history and examination of the hip joint. The diagnosis is usually confirmed with a series of x-rays of the pelvis and the hip joint.
Other more complicated tests like MRI scans and not usually required in the majority of cases, but they may be needed in other less common conditions. Blood tests may be required in the assessment of causes of arthritis other than osteoarthritis.
Inflammatory markers, serological markers and certain biochemical tests may be required in inflammatory arthritis, septic arthritis and crystal arthropathy.
The first line of management is by simple non-surgical measures such as:
Hip Arthritis Conditions
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