Answers to Common Hip Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about hip arthritis.

Who is at risk for osteoarthritis?

Dr. Ryan Bauman explains who may be at risk for osteoarthritis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Some factors involved in osteoarthritis are gender, physical trauma, age and genetics, according to the American Association of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon.

Wear and tear of the joints is another factor, according to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationOff Site Icon. Over time and with more use, joints can degenerate, leading to osteoarthritis, according to the AAPMR. Obesity may contribute to the degeneration, so it’s important to maintain a healthy weight to avoid osteoarthritis in the hip, according to the AAPMR.

Ask your doctor about the risk factors involved with osteoarthritis.

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Source: Ryan Bauman, MD, Orthopedic Institute of Dayton

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