Medicana Sivas Hospital Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Op.Dr.Turan Taş made statements about "Hip Calcification".
Cartilage tissues, which have a slippery structure, protect the hip consisting of the knob and the socket. Cartilage tissues serve to reduce friction by wrapping the socket and knob. However, over time, these tissues become thinner and wear off. This situation hip arthritis called. Patients complain of pain in hip calcification, where advanced age and excess weight are an important risk factor. The more arthritis progresses, the more severe the pains. The treatment method of this disease, which we divide into levels from 1 to 4, depends on the level at which it is. Non-surgical methods can be applied to stop or slow down mild levels of calcification, but in advanced cases hip replacement may need to apply to surgery. Apart from the natural level, the patient's complaints are also important in decision-making.
What Causes Hip Calcification?
The two most important reasons are old age and overweight. Cartilage structures wear out, become thin and eroded over time. When the weight above normal is added to this, calcification becomes inevitable. Apart from overweight and advanced age, genetic factors, congenital hip dislocation, weak muscles, avascular necrosis, hip traumas and infections are also among the important causes.
Hip Calcification Symptoms
The most important symptom of hip calcification is pain. Pain can be felt in the groin, thigh and hip areas. The pain, which is relatively less at mild levels, increases during activity and decreases during rest. If arthritis has progressed, you will have to cope with pain even while resting. It is so violent; it can wake the person from sleep.
Hip Calcification Treatment
As with knee calcification, there is no retrospective treatment method for hip calcification. The worn out cartilage cannot be restored. The purpose of non-surgical methods is to increase the patient's quality of life by stopping or slowing down the calcification. If calcification has progressed despite non-surgical methods, hip replacement surgery can be performed.
- Lose weight
- To exercise
- Medication and injection therapy
Hip Calcification Surgery
If calcification has progressed despite the non-surgical methods, if the pain does not go away even during rest, if the person's quality of life has decreased, hip replacement surgery can be applied. In hip replacement surgery, the worn surfaces are removed and special prostheses imitating the joint are placed in their places. In this way, the patient returns to his old painless and comfortable days. The patient is rested after the surgery, which takes an average of 1,5-2 hours. He was raised the next day. They are hosted in the hospital for 3-5 days. Since it is an open surgery, the healing process is slower than closed surgery.