Hip Osteoarthritis Care

At MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, we offer the most advanced care and treatment for hip conditions. Our general approach incorporates MedStar Orthopaedic Institute’s value of cura personalis, which means caring for the whole person. One of our top priorities is to educate you on the details of your hip condition, addressing all questions and concerns you have. We promise to advise you and your family on a treatment plan that includes the most effective approaches and a variety of procedures that benefit you with faster recovery times, better pain management, and more precise surgery, if necessary.

What is hip osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis of the hip refers to the inflammation of tissues that cushion your hip joint. The hip, a large ball-and-socket joint, has a layer of cartilage that allows your bones to move freely without causing bone-on-bone rubbing and damage. Over time, this padding can wear out and cause damage, swelling, and pain in the joint.

What causes hip osteoarthritis?

Hip osteoarthritis occurs as a result of the natural aging process, causing the cartilage between the bones that make up your hip joint to wear. While osteoarthritis can occur in any joint in the body, it is common in the hip, especially after a person suffered a hip injury or had prior hip surgery. This type of osteoarthritis is known as post-traumatic arthritis and can develop years after the initial injury.

What are the symptoms of hip osteoarthritis?

These hip arthritis symptoms may warrant a visit to a hip specialist at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute:

  • Stiffness in the hip area, including the thighs and groin
  • Pain in the hip area
  • Difficulty moving the hip in different directions
  • Difficulty walking

How is hip osteoarthritis diagnosed?

The hip experts at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute can diagnose the full range of hip arthritis conditions. Our initial exam generally includes:

  • Medical history evaluation – During a medical history evaluation, your physician will ask questions about your past medical conditions, family medical history, and what caused your initial hip pain.
  • Physical exam – A physical exam of the hip area is done to evaluate your pain and to help diagnose your hip condition.
  • Imaging tests – Often, X-rays or other imaging tests will help your physician to determine the severity of your joint and bone damage.

What are the best hip osteoarthritis treatment options?

Sometimes, osteoarthritis in the hip can be managed using conservative treatment options, which include:

  • Avoiding painful activities
  • Use of a cane
  • Anti-inflammatory or pain medication
  • Steroid injections into the hip

Advanced arthritis in the hip can make it difficult to walk and perform many other basic daily activities. In these cases, an arthritis expert at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute may recommend hip surgery, which can provide relief from arthritis symptoms. Our hip replacement surgeons offer a wide range of advanced treatment and surgical options for all types of advanced hip arthritis, including:

If you are suffering from hip pain, call 202-295-0511 to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. Our doctors have years of experience diagnosing and treating hip conditions and are pleased to offer comprehensive arthritis care in the Washington, D.C. area.

Our Specialists

Hip & Knee Replacement

Brian George Evans, MD
Brian George Evans, MD
Joint Replacement (Hip & Knee)

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – McLean
William C. Lennen, MD
William C. Lennen, MD
Joint Replacement (Hip & Knee)
PhonePhone: 240-434-7483

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
Ahamefula E. Onyike, MD
Ahamefula E. Onyike, MD
Joint Replacement (Hip & Knee)

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Waldorf
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

General Orthopedics

John P. Byrne, MD
John P. Byrne, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Waldorf
Dennis A. Carlini, MD
Dennis A. Carlini, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lorton
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Waldorf
Shaun Kumar Khosla, MD
Shaun Kumar Khosla, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lake Ridge
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lorton
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Edward C. Rabbitt, MD
Edward C. Rabbitt, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Waldorf
Jeffrey D. Sabloff, MD
Jeffrey D. Sabloff, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Waldorf

Locations

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: 202-444-8766
18109 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 325 Olney, MD, 20832
Phone: 301-774-8958
25500 Point Lookout Road, Suite 250 Leonardtown, MD, 20650
Phone: 240-434-7483
106 Irving Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20010
Phone: 202-877-6000
1120 20th Street Northwest, Building 1 South Washington, DC, 20036
Phone: 202-416-2000
13950 Brandywine Road, 2nd Floor Brandywine, MD, 20613
Phone: 301-856-1682
6355 Walker Lane, Suite 501 Alexandria, VA, 22310
Phone: 703-971-3701
12825 Minnieville Road, Suite 203 Woodbridge, VA, 22192
Phone: 703-971-3701
3305 North Leisure World Boulevard Silver Spring, MD, 20906
Phone: 301-774-8958
6858 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 200 Mc Lean, VA, 22101
Phone: 202-444-8766
11325 Pembrooke Square, Suite 115 Waldorf, MD, 20603
Phone: 301-856-1682