Osteo Knee & Hip Pathway - Hip Osteoarthistis Suspected
Symptoms and signs suggesting hip osteoarthritis:
- Activity related pain. May get rest and night pain with advanced osteoarthritis.
- Pain usually felt in the anterior hip and/or groin but may radiate to the thigh and knee.
- Hip joint stiffness in the morning (usually less than 30 min) or after a period of rest.
- Reduced mobility affecting walking, putting on shoes or socks etc.
- Painful hip joint movement.
- Restricted hip joint movement.
- Tenderness over the hip joint.
- Xray signs of osteoarthritis (joint space narrowing, subchondral sclerosis, subchondral cysts, osteophytes)
Other causes of pain in the hip region:
- Osteonecrosis of the femoral head
- Reduced movement of the hip occurs late.
- History of corticosteroid use or excessive alcohol use.
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Lateral hip pain.
- Tenderness over the trochanteric bursa.
- Peripheral vascular diseaseInflammatory arthritis e.g. rheumatoid arthritis.
- Buttock, hip, or thigh claudication in patients with aortoiliac vascular disease.
- 'Aching' pain and weakness when walking. Relieved by rest.
- Malignant neoplasm of bone - primary or metastasis.
Last updated : Friday, June 02, 2017
Next review date : Saturday, June 02,2018
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