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What is meant by a partial hip replacement?

What  is meant by a partial hip replacement?

No fixed socket: Patients who break their hip often have only the ball part of the hip replaced because the socket is not affected. Younger patients with arthritis need a full or total hip replacement. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Hip Replacement (Definition)

Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more


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Could you explain what is partial hip replacement?

Could you explain what is partial hip replacement?

This is where one --: Bone of the hip joint, ie the femur (ball) is replaced and not the socket. Done mostly in fractures of the femur (thigh bone) near the hip joint. ...Read more

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How are total and partial hip replacement different?

As the name indica -: Tes, in total hr, both the socket and ball parts of the hip joints are replaced; while in partial hr, only the ball part is replaced (and not the socket). The thr is done for the arthritis mainly while partial hr is mainly done for the fractures of the hip. ...Read more

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What i the difference in a total vs a partial hip replacement?

What i the difference in a total vs a partial hip replacement?

THA vs partial: Total hip replaces both the femoral and acetabular sides with specific-sized implants. A partial hip typically replaces only a part of it, or may refer to resurfacing procedures. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a total and a partial hip replacement?

sides of joint : Total refers to both sides of the hip joint - are replaced often metal on one side (the ball) and a special plastic on the other side the cup. Partial is where only one side is replaced usually the ball. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between total and partial hip replacement?

What is the main difference between total and partial hip replacement?

Pelvic component: Total hip replacement involves a metal stem with a ball on the end placed in the thigh bone and a fixed metal cup placed in the pelvis. The ball can rotate in the cup. Partial hip replacement uses a larger ball that rotates in the natural socket. Partial hip replacement in usually done for a fractured hip. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a 'partial' hip replacement. Any health professionals that can tell me how much this prosthesis weighs?

What to do if i had a 'partial' hip replacement. Any health professionals that can tell me how much this prosthesis weighs?

Your surgeon?: You should talk to the surgeon who implanted it. He/she may know or can get you in contact with the company. Basically, you need to know the name or model number of the prosthesis. ...Read more

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What is the partial hip replacement procedure that replaces just the acetabellum not the femur head?

What is the partial hip replacement procedure that replaces just the acetabellum not the femur head?

Acetabular osteotomy: There are acetabular osteotomies that reorient the acetabulum but do not actually replace the surface. ...Read more