Various pathologies may affect the hip joint. The most common are arthrosis and fractures in older patients.
Arthrosis is a chronic degenerative disease that affects the capsule, ligaments and cartilage and gradually wears away the joint.
Fracture of the femur is one of the most unpleasant events caused by osteoporosis, which is loss of quality of the bone occurring in older patients and also younger ones with metabolic disorders.
Diseases of the hip may also be diagnosed in young patients, examples including bursitis and tendinitis, caused by overloading or repeated stress, as in sports.
Hip arthroscopy has made early diagnosis of hip disorders much easier. It has also made it possible to carry out preventive therapies, such as the repairing of small lesions or the correction of minor deformities to eliminate pain and prevent the onset of irreparable damage.