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  • Hip Joint Replacement Components

    There are two major types of artificial hip replacements: a cemented prosthesis and an uncemented prosthesis. Both are widely used. The choice is usually made by the surgeon based on your age, your lifestyle, and the surgeon’s experience. Each Prosthesis

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  • Hip Replacement Surgery

    The Operation Accessing the Joint: The steps involved in replacing the hip begin with making an incision on the side of the thigh to allow access to the hip joint. There are several different approaches used to make the incision

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  • Planning Transportation After Hip Surgery

    Allow Enough Time You should make arrangements in advance to have someone who will give you a ride home from the hospital. This person will need to schedule ample time in making the drive and in assisting you in and out of the vehicle and into your home

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  • Preoperative Hip Assessment

    Prior to your scheduled hip surgery, you may have the opportunity to visit your physical therapist for a preoperative assessment. One purpose of this visit is to get a baseline of information that includes the location and severity of your pain

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  • Anatomy of a Total Hip Replacement

    Four primary hip-replacement components include: femoral stem, femoral ball, liner and the acetabular cup. The Femoral Stem The Femoral Stem is the main component of a hip replacement. Made of metals such as cobalt chrome or titanium, the stem is inserted

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  • Stress Fractures of the Hip

    Introduction Stress fractures of the hip are more common in athletes, especially distance runners. There are two types of stress fractures. Insufficiency fractures are breaks in abnormal bone under normal force. Fatigue fractures are breaks in normal bone

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  • Compression Fixation for a Fractured Hip

    Introduction Hip fractures are surgically repaired with a special type of metal plate and screw, called a compression screw, for a couple of reasons. First, it helps align the bone fragments and hold them in the proper position.

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  • How to Know When You May be Ready for Hip Replacement Surgery

    When arthritis causes chronic, debilitating pain in your hip that prevents you from performing daily activities, you may need total hip replacement. Total hip replacement surgery is an elective procedure.

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  • Trochanteric Bursitis of the Hip

    Introduction In many areas of the body, muscles and tendons must slide over and against one another during movement. At each of these places, a small sac of lubricating fluid helps the muscles and tendons move properly. One of these places is the hip

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  • Surgery for Trochanteric Bursitis of the Hip

    Introduction The bump of bone on the outside of the hipbone is called the greater trochanter. When the tissue or bursa in this area becomes thickened and inflamed causing pain, surgery may be needed to remove the bursa and to reduce tension on the tendon

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