If not treated properly, hip osteoarthritis
can worsen over time and significantly affect the patient's quality of life.
In severe cases of hip osteoarthritis, if not treated properly, there can be a number of negative consequences, including:
- Chronic pain: Hip pain can become increasingly severe and debilitating, which can affect the patient's ability to perform daily activities.
- Loss of mobility: Osteoarthritis of the hip can significantly affect a patient's ability to move and may limit their ability to carry out daily activities.
- Bone deformity: Osteoarthritis of the hip can cause a deformity in the hip joint, which can make movement and function of the joint more difficult.
- Damage to other joints: Compensation for limited hip motion can cause damage to other joints, such as the knee and spine.