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Hip Arthritis

  • What is Hip Arthritis?

    Hip Arthritis is a painful condition of the hip, characterised by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. Hip Arthritis is among the most frequent causes of hip pain.

    The most common type of Hip Arthritis is Osteoarthritis. This is often referred to as ‘Wear-and-Tear’ Arthritis. In this type of Arthritis, the normal smooth cartilage wears away until bare bone is exposed. Other types of Arthritis include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gouty Arthritis and Lupus Arthritis.

  • Hip Arthritis usually affects patients older than 50 years. It is also common in people who are overweight. Some unusual causes of Arthritis are:

    • Developmental Dysplasia — When a hip is dislocated or out of position in infancy, the joint may not develop properly, and will lead to arthritis and problems with walking at a young age
    • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease — This is similar to Osteonecrosis (reduced blood supply to the bone), but happens during childhood, and can lead to permanent damage of the hip and early Arthritis
  • The most common symptom of Hip Arthritis is pain when putting weight on the affected hip, such as during walking or even sitting for a long time. Other symptoms include:

    • A limp, which is the body's way of protecting the hip
    • Difficulty walking over low obstacles on the ground
    • Stiffness, which may cause difficulty with certain activities such as getting into or out of a low chair or a car or using the toilet
    • As the condition becomes worse, you may feel pain all the time, even at night.
  • Treatments for Arthritis can include:

    • Heat to relax and loosen tissues and stimulate blood flow to the area
    • Ice to minimise inflammation
    • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
    • Rest to allow the acute inflammation to subside

    Hip Replacement Surgery may be considered in the following situations:

    • If Arthritis limits your everyday activities such as walking and bending
    • If pain continues while resting
    • If stiffness limits your ability to move or lift your leg
    • If you have little pain relief from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    Hip Replacement Surgery involves replacing the head of the thigh bone (Femur) and the hip socket (Acetabulum). Hip Resurfacing, which retains more of your bone, may be appropriate for younger, more active patients.

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    • Antony Westwood Gardner

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      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthopaedic Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #11-49/50/51
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6334 0622
    • Ang Chia Liang

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      Clinic:
      Island Orthopaedic Consultants Pte Ltd
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-42
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
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      6352 0529
    • Ang Kian Chuan

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      Clinic:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6734 8168
    • Bell David Paul

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      Clinic:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
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      6734 8168
    • Bose Kamal

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      Clinic:
      Bose Bone, Joint & Spine Clinic
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      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-12
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
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      67387155
    • Chan Beng Kuen

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      Orthopaedics International
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      3 Mount Elizabeth #06-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
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      67376386
    • Cheng Wei Nien

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      Cheng Orthopaedic Spine & Recon
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      3 Mount Elizabeth #03-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
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      6735 1825
    • Cheung Tin Lung Alan

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      International Orthopaedic Clinic
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      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-24
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      Singapore 329563
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      6253 7111
    • Chew Tec Hock Jeffrey

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      Clinic:
      Centre For Orthopaedics & Hip & Knee Surgery
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      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-10
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6738 2628
      Clinic:
      Centre For Orthopaedics And Hip And Knee Surgery
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      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-34/35
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      Singapore 329563
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      6684 5828
    • Chew Yoon Chong Winston

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      Hand Surgery Associates
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      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-51/52/53
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      Singapore 329563
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      6690 5690

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