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What is arthritis of the pubic symphysis?

This is the inflammation of the area where the left and right pubic bones connect anteriorly.

Symptoms of arthritis of the pubic symphysis

  • Pubic pain

  • Difficulty in walking

  • Post-childbirth pubic bone pain

  • Hip pain

  • Fever

  • Lower abdominal pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for arthritis of the pubic symphysis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose arthritis of the pubic symphysis

  • Do you have pain in your pubic area?

  • Is walking difficult for you?

  • Did you have pubic bone pain after childbirth?

  • Do your hips hurt?

  • Do you have a fever?

Treatment for arthritis of the pubic symphysis

This is typically treated initially with non-operative treatments. This includes avoiding strenuous exercise, resting, and physical therapy. Rarely injections or surgery may be recommended

View the symptoms of Arthritis of the Pubic Symphysis

  • Pubic pain

  • Difficulty walking

  • Hip pain

  • Fever

Diseases related to Arthritis of the Pubic Symphysis

References

  • Cite Lynch, T. Sean MD; Bedi, Asheesh MD; Larson, Christopher M. MD. Athletic Hip Injuries. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 25(4):p 269-279, April 2017. | DOI: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00171

  • Mullen, Scott MD; Hadley, Morgan MD; Vopat, Bryan MD; Wolf, Megan MD. Core Muscle Injury Producing Groin Pain in the Athlete: Diagnosis and Treatment. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 31(11):p 549-556, June 1, 2023. | DOI: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-22-00739

  • Stover, Michael D. MD; Edelstein, Adam I. MD; Matta, Joel M. MD. Chronic Anterior Pelvic Instability: Diagnosis and Management. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 25(7):p 509-517, July 2017. | DOI: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-15-00338

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Kent C Doan, MD

Kent C Doan, MD (Orthopedic surgery)

Dr Doan Graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and completed residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado. He completed additional fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the prestigious Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. He is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in complex and revision knee and shoulder surgery at the Kansas City Orthopedic Institute. He also holds an assistant professorship at the University of Kansas City.

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD (Orthopedic surgery)

Dr. Hamahata graduated from the Jikei University of Medical Science. After working at Asanokawa General Hospital and Kosei Chuo Hospital, he joined the Department of Orthopedics at Asakusa Hospital in April 2021, specializing in general orthopedics and joint replacement surgery.

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