Dr. O'Connor shares how arthritis of the hip is diagnosed.
The most, the best and most common test is a simple x-ray. That shows us that the cushion space has narrowed, and that’s the cartilage cushion space that serves as the shock absorber in the joint when we walk.
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.