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Arthritis of the hip is a disease that wears away the cartilage in the hip joint. Cartilage is a tough yet flexible connective tissues found in many areas of our bodies, including the joints.

Hip Arthritis Care at UVM Medical Center

The University of Vermont Medical Center doctors use a collaborative approach to treating arthritis of the hip. We use the latest advances in imaging scans and complex orthopedic surgery. The UVM Medical Center doctors tailor a course of treatment specifically for you. Your treatment usually depends on the severity of your arthritis. Our orthopedic specialists have years of experience diagnosing and treating arthritis of the hip.

Hip Arthritis Diagnosis

Your doctor will begin the diagnosis by asking you about your symptoms and your medical and family history. We will also perform a thorough physical examination to determine how well your hip moves. Make sure to describe your symptoms thoroughly. Your doctor may want to know:

  • When the pain started
  • What movements make it worse
  • How the pain affects your daily functioning
  • If you experience pain at night

Other diagnostic procedures include:

  • Laboratory tests
  • Imaging tests

Imaging procedures provide us with a detailed picture of the inside of your body and help us determine if the problem is arthritis or if another condition is causing the pain. Imaging tests include:

Treatments for Hip Arthritis

Once we obtain an accurate diagnosis, we will create your individualized treatment plan. The treatment that is right for you will depend upon your exact diagnosis. At The UVM Medical Center, we use specialized techniques to diagnose arthritis. Treatment options include lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery.

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Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center

Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center


192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington,  Vermont  05403

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Orthopedics - San Remo Drive

Orthopedics - San Remo Drive


6 San Remo Drive
So Burlington,  Vermont  05403

Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM