Osteoarthritis also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs most often in older people. This disease affects the tissue covering the ends of bones in a joint (cartilage). Osteoarthritis is characterized by damaged articular cartilage, cartilage lining the hip joint. Advanced age is one of the most common reasons for osteoarthritis of the hip.
- Can usually be carried out as an outpatient procedure
- Swelling is substantially reduced due to minimal incisions
- Pain is substantially reduced due to minimal manipulation of healthy tissue
- Risk of infection is less due to the minimally invasive approach
Musculoskeletal injuries are any injuries causing damage to bone, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and related structures. They can occur in any area of your musculoskeletal system such as the neck, back, hips, knees, shoulders, or elbows.
Tendons are powerful fibrous cords which connect muscle to bone. When you overstretch a tendon, it can rupture (tear) completely or partially. This rupturing of the tendon due to overstretching is known as a tendon injury. You typically feel a snap or popping sensation when you rupture your tendon followed by a sharp pain which is likely to affect your mobility and muscle function. Surgery is often regarded as the best treatment.
Tendinitis is usually the result of repetitive movements that put stress on a tendon. This can occur during work, hobbies or sports. It is more likely to occur if you use an improper technique. Tendinitis may also develop after a sudden injury. With increased age, tendons become less flexible and more prone to injury.