Thursday, July 24, 2014
Phillip A. Minotti, MD
In a series of three educational videos, Philip A. Minotti, MD, a hip and knee replacement and revision surgery specialist at Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, explains the symptoms of hip arthritis and the process of surgical treatment. Patients suffering from the pain of hip arthritis often have many questions regarding the cause of the pain, their treatment options and the recovery process.
As Dr. Minotti explains, hip arthritis occurs when the cartilage on the bone wears out. Both surgical and nonsurgical treatments are available to help patients alleviate pain and ensure a speedy recovery. Nonsurgical treatment options include anti-inflammatories, physical therapy and cortisone injections. Hip replacement surgery is also very effective treatment for relieving the pain of hip arthritis. There is a wide range of technologies available that make hip replacement surgery a viable treatment option for patients from their early twenties all the way up to one hundred.
Part I: Hip Arthritis Explained
Part II: Hip Arthritis Treatment Options
Part III: Hip Replacement Surgery