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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.

Many 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 becomes necessary.

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Paul 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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Anterior Hip Joint

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.
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