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cartilage degeneration explained » Anterior Hip Review

Category Archive: causes of hip arthritis

cartilage degeneration explained

Why does cartilage degenerate? A lot of things in life, like your skin and your intervertebral disks, start out like nice plump grapes and end up looking a bit more like a raisin.  Most of these changes seem to be due to things that we can not do anything about — the passage of time …

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impingement, CAM and PINCER pathology

Femoral Acetabular Impingement and the development of arthritis of the hip Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) occurs when there is abnormal contact between the neck of the femur and the rim of the acetabulum.  This abnormal contact occurs during activities that result in movements to the extreme limits of the normal range of motion of the hip …

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avascular necrosis

Avascular necrosis, commonly abbreviated as AVN, is a condition that causes disabling hip pain due to death of the bone underlying the cartilage on the femoral side of the hip joint.  In many instances, the cause of this spontaneous death of the bone is unknown, but the condition can be associated with alcoholism and use …

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why hip and spine?

My surgical practice emphasizes surgery of the spine and hip.  About 50% of my clinical practice is devoted to the management of arthritis of the hip and 50% is devoted to management of spinal disease.  I have chosen to stay active in both areas because the most common reason that a patient comes to see …

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