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Treatment. Treatment options Pain Killers and Steroid Injections Key Hole Surgery (Arthroscopy) Hip Replacement Physiotherapy TREATMENT OPTIONS AS DISEASE.

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2 Treatment options Pain Killers and Steroid Injections Key Hole Surgery (Arthroscopy) Hip Replacement Physiotherapy TREATMENT OPTIONS AS DISEASE SEVERITY INCREASES Please note each case of hip and/or groin pain is specific and treatment options will vary from patient to patient.

3 Pain Killers and Steroid Injections Advantages: Avoid surgery Disadvantages: Often improves but does not resolve pain May not improve function Steroids require injection and may only work for a limited period of time Aid in alleviating swollen joints and therefore can possibly help reduce pain in the hip.

4 Key Hole Surgery (Arthroscopy) Advantages: Day-case procedure May reduce risk of developing OA, but not yet known (see FAIT study) Disadvantages: Less effective if patient has early stages of OA Like all surgical procedures there is always a risk of complications Can take 12 months to derive full benefit Through minor incisions, surgeons scrape away the excess pieces of bone rubbing down the joint and causing hip pain.

5 Hip Replacement Advantages: Definite treatment for source of pain Disadvantages: Major surgery with possible complications Joint replacements may only last years before revision surgery required (even bigger surgery) 10% of people have on going pain Major surgery that requires the surgeon to go in and alter the hip with, depending on the case- ceramic on ceramic, ceramic on polyethylene (plastic), or metal on polyethylene.

6 Physiotherapy Advantages: Can be used as a non-surgical option Can be used in addition to key hold surgery or hip replacement May reduce risk of developing OA, but that is not known yet (see FAIT study) Disadvantages: Depending on your case it may not be enough to relieve the pain Can be used separately or in addition to any of the other treatment options listed previously. A trained physiotherapist would work with you on your condition to create a treatment regime. Much of their prescribed treatment would require work in your personal time with regular visits over a certain time period to see how you are progressing.

7 Surgical Results According to the National Joint Registry (NJR) 86,488 hip procedures were recorded in the UK in Patients were followed up post surgery and answered questions about their progress: Q1: Satisfaction after the operation (Describe the results of the operation) Q2: Success: Problems now compared to before operation Q1 Results: Over 73% of the patients recorded Excellent or Very Good Q2 Results: Over 85% of the patients recorded Much Better 8. Accessed on 18 Nov 2013.

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