Hip Arthritis Specialist in New Jersey

Arthritis is the inflammation of any joint within the body. Not only does hip arthritis cause pain and swelling, it can occur in various types, the most common being osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is when the inflammation and injury to the hip joint then cause a breakdown of cartilage tissue. There are two types of osteoarthritis in the hip.

Types of Hip Arthritis

There are two types of hip osteoarthritis. Primary osteoarthritis is more generalized and affects the major joints. Secondary osteoarthritis occurs after an injury or inflammation in a joint and targets the cartilage.

Causes of Arthritis in the Hip Joint

Contributing factors to the cause of arthritis in the hip joint include a direct injury to the joint, increasing age in the person and being overweight. Other causes of hip osteoarthritis are congenital hip joint malformation or congenital defects in the cartilage.

Symptoms of Hip Arthritis

One of the major symptoms of hip arthritis is joint stiffness in the hip, particularly when you move and after you sit down for a long time. A more obvious symptom of hip arthritis is any sort of pain or swelling in the hip joint, or the feeling of bone rubbing up against bone. The most obvious symptom of hip arthritis is the inability to move your hip joint to perform regular everyday activities.

Diagnosis of Hip Arthritis

There is more than one way to diagnose hip arthritis, but the most common technique is to take an X-ray of the inflamed hip area. In addition to the x-ray examination, your doctor will also take your medical history and perform a physical examination. The physical examination will focus on the functionality and/or loss or motion in the hip.

Hip Arthritis Treatments in New Jersey

One of the primary goals to the treatment of hip arthritis is to improve to overall mobility of the hop joint to regain a normal lifestyle. These treatment options can include any combination of resting your joint, losing weight, exercise, medications, physical therapy or surgery. If you want to see the best sports medicine and orthopedic surgeons in the area, choose the experienced physicians at New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute in New Jersey. With locations throughout North Jersey, all our surgeons can help treat any and all of your orthopedic needs through our services. Please feel free to contact us today to get your physical mobility back.

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Meet The Team

Vincent K. McInerney, M.D.


Founding member, Vincent K. McInerney, M.D., graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 1977 with honors as one of the top medical students in his class.

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Anthony Festa, M.D.


Dr. Anthony Festa is an orthopaedic surgeon in his seventh year of practice at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute.

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Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.


Anthony J. Scillia M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine.

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Robert M. Palacios, M.D.


Dr. Robert Palacios is board-certified and fellowship trained, and has been specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for over two decades.

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Craig Wright, M.D.


Craig Wright, MD joins New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute by way of Totowa, NJ where he was born and raised.

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John Callaghan, M.D.


John Callaghan, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma specialist. His expertise encompasses the treatment of acute traumatic injuries.

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Other Locations

Wayne Office

504 Valley Rd. Ste 200 Wayne, NJ 07470

Butler Office

45 Carey Ave. Butler, NJ 07405

Morristown Office

111 Madison Ave. Ste 400 Morristown, NJ 07962

Bridgewater Office

720 Rte. 202-206 Bridgewater, NJ 08807

West-Milford Office

1900 Union Valley Rd Hewitt, NJ 07421