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.

, , ,
S.M. Bierma-Zeinstra (Sita) , P.A.J. Luijsterburg (Pim) , P.K. Bos (P K Koen)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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.
Department of General Practice

Dorleijn, D. (2017, January 25). Hip Osteoarthritis : symptomatic presentation and non-operative treatment. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/94837