What Is Hip Degeneration?
Hip degeneration is a form of osteoarthritis (OA) centralized in patients’ hips, usually in older populations. OA afflicts more than 25 million Americans, affecting joints all over their bodies, including knees, lower back, wrists, fingers, and hips.
Also called hip osteoarthritis, this condition involves joint inflammation and damage wearing cartilage surrounding the hip joint, causing bones in the hip to grind against one another. The lack of cartilage is the central originator of pain in this painful disease.