Dr. O'Connor explains if hip arthritis is a hereditary condition.
There is a hereditary component. So if you have a family history of arthritis, you are going to be at a little higher risk of getting arthritis because of your genetic background.
About Dr. O'Connor, M.D.:
Dr. Mary O'Connor, M.D., was accepted as a resident in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York in 1985. She joined the orthopedic surgery staff at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 1991, and since 2005 has served as department chair. Dr. O'Connor cares for people with hip and knee arthritis, failed joint replacements, and pelvic tumors.