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Joint Replacement

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The Hip Replacement Procedure

The bones in the hip are exposed by an incision. The damaged sections of bone are removed to make room for the replacement components. The thighbone receives a metal alloy stem and ball, and the pelvis receives a metal cup and liner. Traditionally, the metal cup is lined with polyethylene (plastic) to act as healthy cartilage. However, modern technology has allowed advancements in both metal and ceramic liners. These components now give the patient and surgeon additional options for hip replacement. Your surgeon will evaluate your specific condition and may be able to tell you which option will provide the most favorable results.

 

Healthy Hip
Healthy Hip
Arthritic Hip
Arthritic Hip
After Surgery
After Surgery
Hip Implant
Hip Implant

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