Osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear” arthritis, is a common degenerative disease often seen in older people. It can affect any of the body’s joints, but is most common in load-bearing joints like the knees and hips. Osteoarthritis of the hip happens when the cartilage that cushions the bones that form the hip joint wears down, causing pain and stiffness. While aging is the main cause, previous injury can lead to it as well.

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


Orthopedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery offers orthopedic services from head to toe for acute injuries, as well as chronic conditions of the musculoskeletal system, to help you get b…

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty (Replacement)

The Arthroplasty team in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery provides services for conditions such as arthritis, including knee and hip replacements, hip preservation surgery, an…