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Data on osteoarthritis of the hip

The hip is a common site for osteoarthritis. It can develop in:

  • one hip
  • both at the same time
  • both at different times.

The pain can have a huge impact on people's lives, preventing sleep and making walking difficult.

How many people have osteoarthritis of the hip in England?*

Just over a third of all people who have sought treatment for osteoarthritis have knee osteoarthritis. This means:

  • 2.46 million people
  • 11% of people aged 45 and over
  • 12% of women and 7% of men aged 75 years and over.

Women are more likely than men to have sought treatment for hip osteoarthritis.

Many treatments are available for osteoarthritis, but in severe cases hip replacement surgery may be necessary. There are estimated to be 726,000 people in England who have severe osteoarthritis of the hip, or around 3% of the population aged 45 years or over. Explore this data further on the Musculoskeletal Calculator  (see screenshots of the Calculator below) or read more about the data on hip replacements due to osteoarthritis.

Affected population of Hip Osteoarthritis (total and severe) in the England

Affected population of Hip Osteoarthritis (total and severe) of selected risk factors in England


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