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What is Osteoarthritis of the Hip?

Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition that causes the cartilage in the joints to gradually degrade, which in turn puts greater pressure on the bones during movement. This can cause pain and result in a thickening of the bone end, as well as bone outgrowths or protrusions, which may lead to decreased joint mobility.

Osteoarthritis is a common disorder that occurs in 5% of the population, with increasing frequency as we age. Besides osteoarthritis, there are other general conditions that can lead to pain in the hips and groin. You can read more about general hip and groin pain here.

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