Biological or "joint preserving"
solutions are those that preserve your own living tissues.
In the active adult, consrvative treatment is recommended whenever
possible, including biological solutions as well as prosthetic procedures.
patients ask the question: Why has my hip become painful only
now? The best answer is that cartilage does have the capacity
to function with in an adverse environment for a period of time
without the patient experiencing pain. However, at some point just
as with tread on a tire, the cartilage begins to wear out and treatment
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Dr. Beaule ...
Beaule, M.D., FRCSC served as an associate of the Joint Replacement
Institute at Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles as well as Assistant
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital
Institute at Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Beaule is a graduate
of the University of Ottawa Medical School in Ottawa, Canada. Dr.
Beaule is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada with
a specialty in orthopaedic surgery and a Diplomate of the American
Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
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The hip joint is commonly called a "ball
and socket" joint. The "ball" of the hip joint, the
femoral head, rests within a "socket" called the acetabulum
(See Figure 1). The femoral head and acetabulum are covered by a
specialized surface, articular cartilage, which allows smooth and
painless motion of the joint. With hip injury or disease, articular
cartilage deteriorates and wears away. The joint surfaces become
rough and irregular resulting in pain and stiffness. This is commonly
known as "arthritis" but it has many causes including
developmental dysplasia, osteonecrosis and femoro-acetabular impingement.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or a consultation,
or receive additional information, please contact Dr. Beaule at
Conservative Hip Solutions via email
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