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Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis of the hip

Osteoarthritis is a condition in which the cartilage that protects and cushions joints breaks down over time. Eventually, the bones, formerly separated by cartilage, rub against each other. This results in damage to the tissue and bone, which causes the painful joint symptoms of osteoarthritis.

The joint space in this hip joint is narrowed due to cartilage loss and bone spur formation.

Current as of: December 8, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology