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Hip Calcification

What is Hip Calcification?

Hip calcification is a condition that occurs as a result of the wear and deterioration of the cartilage tissue on the hip joint surfaces over time. Cartilage tissue is located at the ends of the bones and helps perform joint movements smoothly. However, cartilage wear may occur as a result of various factors.

As a result of this wear, the friction between the bones increases and over time, symptoms such as pain, stiffness and limitation of movement occur in the joint. Although hip arthritis is generally associated with the aging process, in some cases factors such as trauma, genetic predisposition, excess weight, or rheumatic diseases may also play a role.

What Are the Symptoms of Hip Calcification?

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Hip arthritis can be a condition that can affect your daily life. Here are some symptoms that will help you recognize this condition:

  • Hip Pain: One of the most common symptoms of hip arthritis is pain felt in the hip area. There is pain radiating to the groin area. This pain may become more noticeable after moving or sitting for long periods of time.
  • Limitation of Movement: Hip arthritis can reduce your hip joint range of motion. You may have difficulty with movements such as bending, turning or reaching. The patient has difficulty meeting his needs in daily life. He/she has difficulties tying his shoes, sitting on the toilet, and getting in and out of his vehicles.
  • Feeling of Stiffness: People with hip arthritis often feel a stiffness or stiffness in the joint. This may be especially evident when waking up in the morning or after being inactive for a long time.
  • Limping: People who feel pain due to hip arthritis may change their normal walking patterns. In this case, limping may occur due to limitation of movement. In addition, in advanced hip arthritis, shortness of the legs resulting from narrowing of the joint space and cartilage loss may also cause lameness.
  • Other Symptoms: In some cases, hip arthritis may be accompanied by symptoms such as swelling around the joint, numbness, numbness and referred pain (rapid to the waist and knees).


If you are experiencing these symptoms or have a bothersome condition such as hip pain, it is important to consult a specialist orthopedist. As MSM Clinic, we are here to offer you the best treatment options with our expert team.

How is Hip Calcification Diagnosed?

Hip arthritis is a condition that can be managed with correct diagnosis and treatment. As MSM Kinik, we follow all the necessary steps to make an accurate diagnosis through detailed examination and listening by our specialist doctors throughout this process. If we talk about the diagnosis process in general, the following steps can be followed:

  • Physical Examination: The first step is usually a physical examination by an orthopedic specialist. The specialist evaluates the patient’s signs and symptoms and checks the patient’s hip joint mobility and sensitivity.
  • History Taking: The patient’s symptoms and medical history are also taken into consideration. Factors such as past traumas, genetic predisposition, and the patient’s lifestyle may be important in the diagnosis process.
  • Imaging Tests: Diagnosis is usually supported by imaging tests. X-ray is a commonly used method for diagnosing hip arthritis. X-rays show signs such as cartilage deterioration in the joint, bone spurs (osteophytes) and narrowing of the joint space.
  • MR (Magnetic Resonance) Imaging: In some cases, when x-rays are insufficient or a detailed evaluation is required, MR imaging may be preferred. MRI shows the soft tissues, cartilage surface and other structures within the joint in more detail.
  • Blood Tests: Blood tests are not usually used to diagnose hip osteoarthritis, but may sometimes be done to rule out other health problems.
  • Computed Tomography (CT): It is used in necessary patients.

What are the Treatment Methods for Hip Calcification?

Hip calcification and progression of the disease can significantly reduce the quality of life. Fortunately, a variety of treatments are available for hip arthritis. The main purpose of these treatments is to relieve pain, prevent the progression of the disease and improve the quality of life. As MSM Clinic, we offer surgical and non-surgical treatment options according to the needs of our clients. These treatments are as follows:

Surgical Treatment Methods:

  • Hip Replacement Surgery: In advanced cases of hip arthritis, hip replacement surgery may be required to repair or replace damage to the joint. In this procedure, the damaged hip joint is replaced with a prosthesis, so it may be possible to reduce pain and restore joint mobility.
  • Osteotomy: In some cases, people with hip arthritis may be offered a surgical procedure called osteotomy to change the bone structure. In this procedure, incisions are made on the hip bone and the load distribution in the joint is changed by straightening the bone.
  • Cartilage Transplantation: It is an effective and reliable method for regional and limited calcifications.
  • Hip Arthroscopy: It is performed in the early stages and on patients with additional intra-hip pathologies.


Non-Surgical Treatment Methods:

  • Drug Treatment: Medications to reduce pain and inflammation can be used in the management of hip arthritis. These are usually painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and sometimes medications that help protect cartilage tissue.
  • Physical Therapy and Exercises: Physical therapy programs and specific exercises can strengthen the muscles around the hip joint, increase flexibility, and improve range of motion. This can reduce pain and increase function.
  • Weight Control: Excess weight can increase the load on the hip joint and worsen symptoms of arthritis. Weight loss may help reduce pain and relieve joint stress in individuals with hip arthritis.
  • Diet and Supplements: Some nutrients and supplements may support cartilage health and relieve symptoms of hip arthritis. Supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin can help support cartilage tissue.
  • Injections: Injection treatments, such as steroid injections or hyaluronic acid injections, can temporarily relieve pain and increase joint mobility in some people with hip osteoarthritis. Regenerative applications can be performed on suitable patients. These may be in the form of PRP, Sanakin application, collagen application and stem cell application.


Because every patient is different, the treatment plan is often unique to the individual. As MSM Clinic, we work with our team of experts to determine the most effective treatment approach to suit each patient’s needs. Your health is our priority and we are here to provide you with the best service.

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