Straight From the Hip – Rafael Sierra and the Trident of Studies on Hip Dysplasia and the PAO

In this episode of Straight From the Hip Dr. Pablo Castañeda talks with Rafael Sierra, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who has focused his career on hip preservation as well as hip replacement with a strong focus on hip dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement.

They talk about 3 papers termed The Trident, the first defining the natural history of osteoarthritis in patients with hip dysplasia and impingement. Then, a paper that discusses how the natural history can be favorably altered by performing a periacetabular osteotomy, and third, a paper that describes how to obtain optimal outcomes when performing this procedure.