The most common hip problems encountered by men are osteoarthritis, polymyalgia rheumatic, trochanteric bursitis and osteonecrosis, medical researchers say. They say that about 20-25 percent of hip fractures occur in men. The overall mortality is about 20 percent in the first 12 months after hip fracture and is higher in men than women, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Although the U.S. is now phasing in its own artificial joint registries, it appears that the European Parliament has taken steps towards establishing a European Union medical device registry.
Knowing the patient's medical history and utilizing a thorough examination technique hold the key to discovering the cause of anybody's pain, according to the American Institute of Family Physician. As regards hip problems, the male hip region is composed of muscles, bones, nerves and ligaments that may be a source of pain, medical experts say. In treating hip problems through hip surgery, the safety of hip implant is very vital.
Other causes of common hip fractures among men include bursitis, a pinched nerve or an injured muscle. Men between the ages of 40 to 70 are also at risk for transient osteoporosis, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
The top cause of male hip pain is osteoarthritis, according to the book The Male Body: An Owners Manual. Osteoarthritis is a condition in which the cartilage in the hip gets worn out over a period of time. While it comes with the aging process, it may also be attributed to overuse and any kind of trauma that may have resulted in past years.
Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that affects the muscles and structures of the joints. The most commonly affected areas include a man's hips, shoulders, upper arms, neck and thighs.
Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa that is located on the outside area of the hip called the greater tronchanter.
Osteonecrosis is bone death that occurs as a result of lack of blood flow to the bone. The bone is a living structure, and when it does not receive a continuous blood supply, it dies. Most cases of osteonecrosis in men occur at the joint of the hip, according to Medline Plus.
It has been known that being overweight causes certain health problems such as increased risk factors for high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. But it may take its toll on the joints as well. The hip is especially affected by excess weight because it is one of the largest joints in the body and it is responsible for holding a lot of weight.

A patient’s decision to undergo a hip surgery should be made when the benefits of pain alleviation and functional improvement offset the risk of the possible complications. The public should be informed about potential harms of hip devices that may lead to a hip revision surgery.