Dr. O'Connor discusses the most common hip replacement procedure.
The most common hip replacement procedure is called a total hip replacement. And that’s basically where we replace both the worn-out socket and the worn-out ball and put a stem in and a metal cup with a liner. So that’s the most common procedure, and it’s highly effective and just a wonderful operation, for the, for the right patient, of course.
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.