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Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hip

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hip

 

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that involves severe inflammation of the joints. When a patient has rheumatoid arthritis, their immune system — which would normally protect their health by attacking foreign cells like viruses and bacteria — attacks their body’s own tissues and joint membranes. This causes fluid to build up in their joints, which causes extreme pain, tenderness, inflammation, and stiffness.

 

  • Causes

    Unfortunately, experts do not yet know the exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis, but there is evidence that people might have a genetic predisposition to the disease which is then triggered by a virus, bacteria, or even by unusually severe stress. RA is more common in women than in men and its onset frequently occurs in middle age.

 

  • Symptoms

    The primary symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include pain, swelling, joint stiffness, and loss of motion. Patients also report a loss of appetite, fever, energy loss, anemia, and rheumatoid nodules (lumps of tissue under the skin). It’s not uncommon for patients to have less painful or even pain-free days, and then have symptom “flare-ups” for a few days or weeks at a time.

 

  • Treatment

    At Core Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, we recommend the following treatment options for patients with RA:

    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like Advil
    • Aspirin
    • Analgesics
    • Corticosteroids, like prednisone
    • Injectable biologic drugs
    • Joint fluid therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Total hip replacement

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