Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that is the cause of many hip complaints.
It is an inflammation of the hip joint that affects the joint capsule. As a result, the diseased capsule starts producing excessive synovial fluid, causing the cartilage to break down more rapidly. This inflammation causes a lot of pain and stiffness of the hip, which can lead to a blocked hip with a limited range of movement.
A genetic predisposition usually underlies rheumatoid arthritis. The body’s auto-immune system does not function optimally, which can cause inflammation in certain areas, such as the hip. The arthritis causes wear and tear of the joint, which we refer to as arthrosis .
The progress made in orthopaedics in recent years enables us to now propose adequate solutions to our patients. Patients can contact the European Hip Clinic for a full range of solutions.
Only if all non-surgical means, such as a physiotherapy treatment programme, medication or a corticoid infiltration, no longer bring the desired results, we will proceed to the placement of a prosthesis. Fortunately, thanks to the significantly improved muscle-sparing technique, such an operation is considerably less invasive, and safer than it used to be.