Treatment Options for Patients with Hip Arthritis - Peter Boone, MD

Peter Boone

Video Transcript

Hello. My name is Dr. Peter Boone. I’m an orthopaedic surgeon with the orthopaedic and sports medicine center specializing in adult reconstructive surgery. There are many options available for patients with hip arthritis. Initially, we try conservative steps involving rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications. The use of an ambulatory assist device, like a crutch or a cane, can be useful. But, in chronic situations patients often have tried these measures and their quality of life is still suffering. Surgical intervention with total hip replacement is a well-established treatment for hip arthritis. It has been used for upwards of 40 years with great success, great patient satisfaction and great patient outcomes.