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Joint Replacement: Replacements – Hip
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Replacements – Hip

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery involves the removal of the diseased head (ball) of your hip joint, and the placement of a metal stem into your thigh (femur) bone. A metal or ceramic ball is then placed on the stem, forming the first half of the new hip joint. The pelvis section is then reshaped and lined with a metal or ceramic cup, creating a new socket for the ball to sit in. The socket may also receive a plastic liner to keep the new joint moving smoothly. The ball is slipped into the socket to restore movement and create the new joint.

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Hip Replacement Revision

Hip replacement revisions are for patients who need to have a previous hip implant redone. It may have loosened, or disease has triggered new pain or instability.

In this procedure, the old metal stem and ball are extracted and the thigh bone (femur) is reshaped to accept a new stem and ball. If the socket side needs to be reshaped, it will be done next. The new ball is slipped into the socket to restore movement and create a new joint.

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Short Stay Hip

For some patients, short stay approaches are possible. This doesn’t simply mean that there is a smaller scar, it means the approach to removing your diseased joint and putting in the new implant is done with less damage, cutting and manipulation of your muscles and tendons. Short stay joint replacement patients typically stay for less time in the hospital (typically overnight) and are able to return to normal activities within a few weeks.

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Gender Specific Hip

Men and women do not have the exact same body structure. The bone structure for each gender is different. That means that a generic implant may or may not be a great fit for both a man and a woman. If you surgeon determines you are a candidate, a gender specific implant may be just right for you. The more your surgeon can match your natural anatomy, the more your joint replacement will feel like you.