Osteoarthritis, characterized by pain and swelling in the joints, is the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. This change can be seen through the use of an X-ray. Blood tests and tests of the synovial fluid in the joint can indicate the onset of osteoarthritis.
Advanced osteoarthritis of the hip that has not responded to the standard, conservative treatments is typically treated with hip replacement surgery. However, over the past several years a similar operation has been receiving increased interest as an alternative to hip replacement - it is known as hip resurfacing. The question is, does…