Op. Dr. Tolga Mertoğlu


The ball of the hip joint and the socket where it is placed is covered with cartilage tissue. This texture ensures smooth friction of the joint, allowing us to move painlessly and comfortably. Due to the advancing age and the use of the body in wrong positions, the cartilage and surrounding tissues in the hip bone wear out and cause hip calcification (osteoarthritis). The cartilage tissue decreases in the joint that has calcification (osteoarthritis) problem and causes the joint to move with friction and difficulty.

In hip calcification (osteoarthritis), which is frequently seen between the ages of 40 and 45, patients feel pain and swelling in the joint area while moving. Pain that increases during movement and decreases during resting occurs as a chronic pain table in the later stages of the disease. Symptoms such as stiffness, hardness and sound coming from the joints are observed when the disease is left untreated and if not treated, it leads to the development of deformity and disability in the patient.

Physical examination, during which the patient’s discomfort is heard, and X-rays are both sufficient for the diagnosis. Medical treatments and physical therapy applications are recommended in the early stages of the disease. However, in the later stages of the disease, healing is achieved with hip arthroscopy.

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