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301 Injections and other non-surgical treatments for hip osteoarthritis

Typically before someone diagnosed with hip osteoarthritis is recommended to surgery, they will be offered various injections that may help them delay or prolong the need for the replacement surgery. The reasons for delaying hip replacements are many. You have to work, you are a primary caregiver, you are waiting until you retire, you simply

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301 Does age matter in hip replacement outcomes? – 301

I will get many emails asking simply, “Am I too old for hip replacement or your treatments?” “What age should I consider hip replacement?” “Do you think my doctor is right when he is telling me to wait for a few years to get a hip replacement?” My long standing opinion has always been, if

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301 Why do patients waiting for hip or knee replacement think physical therapy is a waste of time? Because it didn’t help.

The general rule in medicine, and certainly one that I have professed in the many years of offering non-surgical options to joint pain, is that non-surgical options or conservative care should always be tried first, and, only when these treatments fail, should surgery be explored as a final option. Typically the traditional non-surgical methods of

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301 Golf and hip surgery

Many golfers play as long as they can with a painful hip. Then one day the hip pain becomes severe enough that it is just not worth playing any more. As avid and recreational golfers, many people do not embark on surgery to get themselves back on the course. They get the surgeries because of

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