Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease of the joint; it is caused by your own body's defense system attacking the joint lining. This is what is known as an Auto-Immune disease. This disease can have a huge variety of presentations, but typically involves many joints and usually starts in the hands.

Rheumatoid arthritis can result in the destruction of the hip joint at a very early age and due to the lower demands placed on the joints, hip replacement can be considered earlier.