Type of Arthritis


 

Hip Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of pain in the hip. Dr. Wolfson can help you with Hip Arthritis in San Francisco. Arthritis is a progressive disorder, which means that it typically starts gradually and gets worse with time. The term arthritis literally means “inflammation of the joint.”

One form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). With OA, the hard tissue that covers the ends of the bones in a joint begins to break down.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 52.5 million Americans over the age of 18 have a diagnosis of arthritis. Around 49.7 percent of adults aged 65 and older and 30.3 percent of people between 45 and 64 live with this condition.

Patients who have osteoarthritis of the hip sometimes have problems walking. Diagnosis can be difficult at first. That’s because pain can appear in different locations, including the groin, thigh, buttocks, or knee. The pain can be stabbing and sharp or it can be a dull ache, and the hip is often stiff.

Physical Therapy

  • Conventional
  • Hydrotherapy
  • CDA (coming)

Arthroplasty

  • Direct Anterior Hip Approach
  • Primary
  • Revision

Injections

  • Cortisone
  • PRP: Platelets Rich Plasma , Stem Cells

 

Knee Arthritis 

Dr. Wolfson can help you with knee arthritis in San Francisco. Arthritis is a condition where the joints become swollen, hot, and often painful. One joint that is commonly affected by arthritis is the knee, the largest joint in the body.

One form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). With OA, the hard tissue that covers the ends of the bones in a joint begins to break down.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 52.5 million Americans over the age of 18 have a diagnosis of arthritis. Around 49.7 percent of adults aged 65 and older and 30.3 percent of people between 45 and 64 live with this condition.

Two main types of arthritis can affect the knees. OA is the most common. The other is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which affects around 1.5 million Americans. Left untreated, RA may destroy affected joints over time

Physical Therapy 

  • Conventional
  • Hydrotherapy
  • CDA (coming)

Arthroplasty 

  • Uni-compartmental
  • Total Joint replacement
  • Other

Injections

  • Cortisone
  • Hyaluronic Acid Substitutes
  • PRP: Platelets Rich Plasma , Stem Cells


Osteoporosis

Dr. Wolfson can help you with Osteoporosis in San Francisco. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps.

Osteoporosis means “porous bone.” Viewed under a microscope, healthy bone looks like a honeycomb. When osteoporosis occurs, the holes and spaces in the honeycomb are much larger than in healthy bone. Osteoporotic bones have lost density or mass and contain abnormal tissue structure. As bones become less dense, they weaken and are more likely to break. If you’re 50 or older and have broken a bone, ask your doctor or healthcare provider about a bone density test.


DISEASES, CONDITIONS AND MEDICAL PROCEDURES THAT MAY CAUSE OSTEOPOROSIS

Autoimmune Disorders

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis

Digestive and Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Celiac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Weight loss surgery

Medical Procedures

  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal bypass procedures

Cancer

  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Hematologic/Blood Disorders

  • Leukemia and lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Sickle cell disease

Neurological/Nervous System Disorders

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Spinal cord injuries


Blood and Bone Marrow Disorders

  • Thalassemia

Mental Illness

  • Depression
  • Eating disorders

Endocrine/Hormonal Disorders

  • Diabetes
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Irregular periods
  • Premature menopause
  • Low levels of testosterone and estrogen in men

Other Diseases and Conditions

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema
  • Female athlete triad (includes loss of menstrual periods, an eating disorder and excessive exercise)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Liver disease, including biliary cirrhosis
  • Organ transplants
  • Polio and post-polio syndrome
  • Poor diet, including malnutrition
  • Scoliosis
  • Weight loss
Location
Wolfson Orthopedics
2300 Sutter Street, Suite 207
Lower Pacific Heights

San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415-221-4400
Office Hours

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