Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects joints including bone, cartilage, ligaments and muscles. Osteoarthritis can include inflammation of the tissue around the hip joint, damage to joint surface cartilage, bony spurs growing around the edge of the hip joint and/or deterioration of the ligaments and tendons that hold the joint together.
Osteoarthritis tends to be more common in people aged over 40 years or those who have had joint injuries. The condition may also be referred to as Osteoarthrosis.