What are some treatment options for arthritis of the hip?

Dr. Ryan Bauman explains treatment options for hip arthritis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Like many forms of osteoarthritis, the first options in treating hip arthritis are non-surgical, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon. Surgical methods are only considered after every non-surgical option has been tried and proven unsuccessful, according to the AAOS.

Non-surgical options include the use of the over-the-counter pain relief medications such as acetaminophen, according to the Arthritis FoundationOff Site Icon. Other non-surgical options are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or joint injections, according to the AF.

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