Hip osteoarthritis is a common, chronic disease characterized by pain and disability. It can have a considerable impact on a person’s activities of daily living. Because there is no treatment available that can cure osteoarthritis, the treatment consists of symptom management.
This thesis describes a systematic review on the usefulness of anesthetic hip joint injection in diagnosing hip osteoarthritis.
Also it reports on associations between biochemical cartilage markers and clinical symptoms. It explores the influence of weather conditions on clinical symptoms of hip osteoarthritis and the influence of greater trochanter pain syndrome in patients with hip osteoarthritis. A randomized controlled trial studied whether intramuscular corticosteroid injection is effective in pain reduction in patients with hip osteoarthritis.

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Keywords Hip osteoarthritis, non-operative treatment, RCT, corticosteroid injection
Promotor S.M. Bierma-Zeinstra (Sita) , P.A.J. Luijsterburg (Pim) , P.K. Bos (P K Koen)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor Part of this thesis is based on the HOCI study. The HOCI study was funded by the Dutch Arthritis Foundation and Fonds NutsOhra. Financial support for the publication of this thesis was kindly provided by: Nederlandse Orthopaedische Vereniging, Anna Fonds | Noref, Erasmus MC afdeling huisartsgeneeskunde.
ISBN 978-94-6169-979-4
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/94837
Dorleijn, D.M.J. (2017, January 25). Hip Osteoarthritis : symptomatic presentation and non-operative treatment. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/94837