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Is there an alternative to surgery for severe hip arthritis?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not many
Occasionally i will see someone who has severe hip arthritis and either does not want or cannot have hip replacement due to age, illness, heart problems etc.
In this situation, a cortisone injection in the hip can help for about 2-3 months at a time. It is not the best option but if there is nothing else it can help. Alsowalking with a cane in the opposite hand can alleviate the pressureon the hip.

In brief: Not many
Occasionally i will see someone who has severe hip arthritis and either does not want or cannot have hip replacement due to age, illness, heart problems etc.
In this situation, a cortisone injection in the hip can help for about 2-3 months at a time. It is not the best option but if there is nothing else it can help. Alsowalking with a cane in the opposite hand can alleviate the pressureon the hip.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Doctors use exercise, medications and sometimes injections for hip arthritis.
When these methods fail to control pain, we consider hip replacement.

In brief: Yes
Doctors use exercise, medications and sometimes injections for hip arthritis.
When these methods fail to control pain, we consider hip replacement.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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