Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis occurs when cartilage in the joint wears out and the joint becomes inflamed. The normally smooth gliding surface of the joint is made rough,  becomes painful and stiff.  This causes discomfort, pain, stiffness, limping and over time can  restrict activities and have secondary effects of weight gain and loss of mobility. 

Symptoms include:

  • Hip pain
  • Hip stiffness
  • Pain on walking
  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Buttock pain

Orthopaedic Surgeons are primarily involved in the treatment of hip arthritis and surgery may be helpful to patients with this condition.

The surgeons at Melbourne Bone and Joint bring the latest approaches to hip arthritis, using cutting edge surgical and non-surgical treatment options to help treat hip arthritis.

Specialising in hip problems in the young, right through to advanced age, our team is dedicated to getting you recovered to be in the best health you can be.


Hip arthritis is typically seen in  middle-aged and older people, but it can affect young patients especially if there has been an injury to the hip, prior surgery or if there have been hip problems as a child.

Many operations are available to help people with hip symptoms. Minimally invasive arthroscopic keyhole surgery, procedures to correct the position of the joint and hip replacements are all available and should be considered in conjunction with non-operative measures.  These options will be discussed with you during your consultation. 

Hip pain can prevent you from exercising and further impact your general health.  Maintaining an active lifestyle has many benefits especially for your bones and joints. A rehabilitation program to help you before and after any surgery is an essential part of successful treatment.


All patients are different. At Melbourne Bone and Joint, we will tailor a treatment plan for you based upon your symptoms, your underlying diagnosis, activity levels, age and many other factors.  Please call us to arrange a consultation so that we can get you on the pathway to recovery, and back enjoying life!