Arthritis in Joints (Hip, Elbow, Foot, Ankle, Toes, Wrist) after Sports Injuries

Surgical solutons to joint pathology are becoming increasingly commonplace. Having a sound understanding of pathology and the potential role of surgery helps clinicians understand their role in treatment. This article eloquently describes the relationship between pathology and surgery and develops clinical understadning of their place in clinical practice.

Osteoarthritis in Other Joints (Hip, Elbow, Foot, Ankle, Toes, Wrist) after Sports Injuries

Koh, Jason et al, 2005

OA of non-knee joints, although less common than knee osteoarthritis, is a significant condition for many present and former athletes. The resulting pain / loss of movement may limit function. Arthroscopic techniques enables surgeons to symptomatically treat limited movement and pain, prolonging active careers. THR is the ultimate solution for hip OA, and may be ankle OA. Osteoarthritis of the hip is second only to osteoarthritis of the knee in athletes. At present, treatment options are limited, but the increasing use of arthroscopy may provide a way  of treating impinging osteophytes or performing articular cartilage transplantation.