Hip – methods of treatment
The first symptom that accompanies medical conditions (e.g. degenerative diseases), injuries and inflammation of the hip joint is pain, often radiating to the lower limbs. The choice of the method of hip joint treatment depends on the severity of the disease or the injury suffered. The treatment process is determined by the general health condition, the patient’s age, the limitations in everyday life caused by the disease, as well as the patient’s reaction to pain.
Treatment begins with the use of conservative methods (medications, rehabilitation, etc.). However, if they turn out to be ineffective or it is known from the very beginning that they will not successful, surgery should be performed.
This is the first method of treating ailments of the hip joint. Pharmacotherapy is used in cases of paincaused by trauma (e.g., contusions) or injury. It is also used in degenerative diseases of the joint and the degeneration of articular cartilage.
Pharmacological treatment consists of:
- painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) administered by mouth or by injection into the joint,
- ointments and gels with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
- hyaluronic acid, which reduces friction between the articular surfaces. The effect of a series of hyaluronic acid injections lasts up to several months.
One of the modern conservative methods of hip treatment is the administration of platelet-rich plasma with growth factors. This is a series of injections that have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect for several months. This method is completely safe and uses the body’s natural ability to regenerate articular cartilage.
In the case of degenerative changes with inflammation or exudates, Orthokine or N-Stride therapy is used. As with growth factors, plasma concentrate is obtained from the patient’s venous blood.
At the Carolina Medical Center, we also use stem cell therapy obtained from the patient’s adipose tissue by means of liposuction.
At the Carolina Medical Center, we offer a full range of hip surgeries. We perform hip arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive method, especially used in people under 50 and who are physically active. We also perform hip arthroplasty with the use of personalized implants and the bone-saving BHR method of hip replacement.