Dr. O'Connor recalls if hip replacement surgery is a painful procedure.
During hip replacement surgery, the patient is not going to feel me working inside their hip. They are either numbed up from the waist down and sedated, which is typically how at my institution, we do the surgery, or maybe they are asleep, completely asleep, but they are not going to feel me working on their hip.
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.