Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis occurs when cartilage in the joint wears out and the joint becomes inflamed. The normally smooth gliding surface of the joint is made rough,  becomes painful and stiff. This causes discomfort, pain, stiffness, limping and over time can  restrict activities and have secondary effects of weight gain and loss of mobility.


  • Hip pain
  • Hip stiffness
  • Pain on walking
  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Buttock pain

Orthopaedic surgeons are primarily involved in the treatment of hip arthritis and surgery may be helpful to patients with this condition.

The surgeons at Victorian Bone & Joint Specialists bring the latest approaches to hip arthritis, using cutting edge surgical and non-surgical treatment options to help treat hip arthritis.

Specialising in hip problems in the young, right through to advanced age, our team is dedicated to getting you recovered to be in the best health you can be.


While the causes of osteoarthritis of the hip are unknown, there are a range of contributing factors including increasing age, joint injury or being overweight. It can also be caused by other factors such as joints being improperly formed, genetic defects in cartilage, or if extra stress is being put on the joints.

Hip Surgery

Hip arthritis is typically seen in  middle-aged and older people, but it can affect young patients especially if there has been an injury to the hip, prior surgery or if there have been hip problems as a child.

Many operations are available to help people with hip symptoms. Minimally invasive arthroscopic keyhole surgery, procedures to correct the position of the joint and hip replacements are all available and should be considered in conjunction with non-operative measures. These options will be discussed with you during your consultation.

Hip pain can prevent you from exercising and further impact your general health.  Maintaining an active lifestyle has many benefits especially for your bones and joints. A rehabilitation program to help you before and after any surgery is an essential part of successful treatment.


All patients are different. At Victorian Bone & Joint Specialists , we will tailor a treatment plan for you based upon your symptoms, your underlying diagnosis, activity levels, age and many other factors. Please call us to arrange a consultation so that we can get you on the pathway to recovery, and back enjoying life!

Contact our team of orthopedic specialists for hip arthritis treatment today

Our team of hip surgeons are internationally trained to handle a range of painful conditions and syndromes in the hips. Focusing on each individual to deliver the best possible outcome, we can help to streamline your experience and manage every step of your journey from start to finish.

Get in touch today. Use ourcontact form to submit an enquiry and one of our specialists will get back to you as soon as possible.


Hip Arthritis FAQs

What is the difference between hip dysplasia and hip arthritis?

While symptoms may be similar,Hip dysplasia is a developmental disorder largely influenced by genetics. Hip arthritis on the other hand can be caused by a range of factors including weight, joint injury or increasing age.

What is the difference between hip arthritis and a labral tear?

Labral tearsare typically caused by trauma, arthritis,femoroacetabular impingement or acetabular dysplasia, while the most common cause of hip arthritis is old age. Labral tears are also more common in athletes, however people with labral tears in their hip are also more likely to develop hip arthritis.