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What Causes Hip Arthritis? - Dr. O'Connor (VIDEO)

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Dr. O'Connor explains the causes of hip arthritis.

Dr. O'Connor:
Arthritis of the hip is basically caused by a wearing down of the cushion, the cartilage cushion in the hip joint. And that can happen from injury. It can happen from certain kinds of arthritic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. It can happen if there’s a blood supply problem to the bone. But most of the time it happens because we simply start to get older and our cartilage, our cushion space starts wearing out.

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.

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