Common causes of hip pain:

  • Osteoarthritis is a condition of joint erosion, which eventually causes cartilage and bones to collapse in the hip joint. In this case, the bones in the joint are rubbed against each other, causing pain in the hip joint in each movement.
  • Autoimmune arthritis, in which the body’s immune response adversely affects the joint membrane called the synovial membrane, causing chronic inflammation and pain in the hip joint. The synovium becomes thick, inflamed, and painful. In this situation too much synovial fluid is produced inside the hip joint, causing chronic inflammation that causes cartilage loss, pain and stiffness of the joint.
  • AVN is a condition, when the bone does not receive its normal blood supply. Without adequate blood input, the bone structure is weakened and may collapse and damage the cartilage. When this happens at the top of the femur, this causes destruction of the hip joint.

Treatment options for pain in the hip joint

Your treatment options may include:

  • Medications.
  • Dedicated liquid supplements for joints.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • Hip replacement.

In any case, do not let the hip pain stop you. If there is not enough pain relief after medication and other conservative treatments, hip replacement surgery may give you relief from the pain in your hip and will allow you to return to your normal and loved activity.

Anterior hip replacement surgery is an operation that removes the bone ends of the joint and damaged cartilage, replaces them with hip implants designed to be an anatomical duplication of the natural and normal hip joint.

The advantages of the anterior approach are first and foremost the fact, that the surgeon does not need to cut muscles and tendons, as in the past, to allow access to the hip joint to be replaced. Instead of cutting muscles and tendons, a relatively small incision is made today in the skin, and then the muscles are separated in a way, that does not harm them and their integrity.

The result is less pain for the patient after surgery, faster and easier recovery, faster rehabilitation after joint replacement, less patient’s limp after surgery.

Preparation for hip replacement begins weeks before surgery day. It is important that you get to the day of surgery when you are in the best possible health before replacing your hip. Your good health will help you during the recovery process.

The checklist below describes some tasks your surgeon may ask you to complete in the weeks preceding your surgery.

  • A general physical examination, including a review of medications and a dental examination.
  • Examination of an anesthesiologist in the hospital.
  • Laboratory tests.
  • Consultation with a physiotherapist.
  • Fasting the night before surgery.
  • Thorough bathing on the day before surgery and on the day of surgery before you arrive at the hospital

In the days following hip replacement surgery, the surgeon, nurses and physiotherapists will closely monitor your condition and progress. Although the rehabilitation process varies for each patient, here’s what you might expect in the days after surgery.

Physiotherapy begins shortly after waking up from surgery, when the medical staff helps you move from your hospital bed to a chair.

Your physiotherapist will teach you exercises designed to improve your mobility. Hip replacement patients will perform tonic exercises and strengthen thigh and thigh muscles, as well as ankle and knee movements to reduce the swelling of the leg, that may occur after surgery.