A case of suspected Hip Arthritis is evaluated by X Ray of the involved joint – AP and Frog Leg Lateral views. These views can often demonstrate the earliest sectoral sign or narrowing in the weight bearing zone of hip joint.
It is important to assess the etiology of Hip Arthritis; accordingly management plan can be charted.
On first evaluation, such patients are advised to limit activities that may accelerate the progression of arthritis. Ambulation with stick support is also advocated.
In patients with Advanced Hip Arthritis, Patients are counselled regarding the option of performing a Hip Replacement Surgery.