Hip Arthroplasty or Hip Replacement is a surgical procedure to replace all or part of the hip joint with a prosthetic implant in order to restore joint movement. Hip prostheses are comprised of a ball component, made of ceramic or metal, and a socket. The socket has an insert or liner made of ceramic, plastic, or metal.
Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a Total Hip Replacement or a hemi (half) arthroplasty.A total hip replacement consists of replacing both the femoral head and the hip socket (acetabulum) with a prosthetic device. If a hemi-arthroplasty is performed, either the femoral head or the hip socket will be replaced with a prosthetic device.
Hip replacement is generally recommended for people with hip arthritis or severe joint damage. Hip replacement, with correct rehabilitation, can restore motion and function of the hip joint and relieve pain.
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