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Partial Hip Replacement
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i had a 'partial' hip replacement. Any health professionals that can tell me how much this prosthesis weighs?
I had partial hip replacement surgery a year ago from a fall that broke my left hip and am still experiencing significant pain. What can I do?
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
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