When Walking Becomes a Pain

For months Odi Hatburn (65) has been complaining about a radiating pain in her right hip that has kept her from her regular breakfast at Tiffany's in Chifley Square. Giufeng and Paul take a close look at her radiograph of the pelvis, concentrating on her right hip (Fig. 8.52).

I Osteoarthritis of the Hip (Coxarthrosis)

I Osteoarthritis of the Hip (Coxarthrosis)

Osteophytes Acetabulum
Fig. 8.53 Osseous protuberances (osteophytes) are seen extending from the acetabular convexity in osteoarthritis of the hip joint. The joint space width is diminished in the zone of weight bearing; the neighboring bone is sclerosed. The acetabulum harbors a large synovial cyst.
Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Thank you for deciding to learn more about the disorder, Osteoarthritis. Inside these pages, you will learn what it is, who is most at risk for developing it, what causes it, and some treatment plans to help those that do have it feel better. While there is no definitive “cure” for Osteoarthritis, there are ways in which individuals can improve their quality of life and change the discomfort level to one that can be tolerated on a daily basis.

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