Hip replacement is a highly successful hip surgery in which portions of the hip joint are replaced with prostheses. These implants make it possible for people who have had their natural hips retire by providing them more stability and strength, allowing them greater ability to move about as they please without pain or discomfort from old age-related weariness that comes naturally when you get older!
Total Hip Replacement
The hip is a ball-and socket joint. The femoral head fits into the centre of your thigh, while the trochlear notch on top slides over to form an ankle like structure for secure reception and mobility.
In a total hip replacement, the damaged bone and cartilage is removed to make room for prosthetic (artificial) components. The patient's femoral head (the ball part of their leg) will be taken out in order have metal stem placed into its center hollow - this procedure permanently replaces your old hips!
A total hip replacement is a surgery that replaces damaged femoral head with metal stem. It's typically done in older people who have arthritis and wear-and-tear on their hips because it can help them continue living an active lifestyle without pain, or those suffering from severe disabilities like paralysis due to injury
The idea behind this procedure was originally developed by Drs Gruenstaler (Germany) & Borninali(Italy).
Partial Hip Replacement
A partial hip replacement removes and replaces the ball of the hip joint. It does not replace socket, instead it's typically done to repair certain types of fractures in which case there are two options: cemented or uncemented?
The metal stem fits into your femur bone with either a ceramic/metal ball attached (implant) for stability if you're suffering from an injury.
Why might you need an operation to replace your hip?
Hip replacement surgery is an option for those who have been living with damage to their hip joints caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other conditions.
You can be walking comfortably 24 hours after having a new hip