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Are there any alternatives to surgery for severe hip arthritis?
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are options such as medications, physical therapy and shots, but usually they don't provide enough relief to avoid surgery.

In brief: Yes
There are options such as medications, physical therapy and shots, but usually they don't provide enough relief to avoid surgery.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
Alternatives include losing excess weight (for every 1 lb.
Of extra weight your hip absorbs 4 lbs. With each step), anti-inflammatory drugs, intra-articular steroid injection under fluoroscopic imaging, proximal femur osteotomy, and hip resurfacing. Hip replacement is a commonly done operation that is very effective for the relief of pain from osteoarthritis.

In brief: Yes
Alternatives include losing excess weight (for every 1 lb.
Of extra weight your hip absorbs 4 lbs. With each step), anti-inflammatory drugs, intra-articular steroid injection under fluoroscopic imaging, proximal femur osteotomy, and hip resurfacing. Hip replacement is a commonly done operation that is very effective for the relief of pain from osteoarthritis.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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