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What Is The Difference Between A Partial And Total Hip Replacement
They are the same: A total hip replacement involved putting in a cup fixed to the pelvis, and a stem with a ball on top, into the femur. This creates an artificial ball and socket joint. Other types of hip replacement include partial hip (same type of stem) with a large ball that articulates with the native socket in the pelvis, used often in hip fractures. Hip resurfacing is another form of hip replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Femur and bearing: A hip resurfacing and total hip both involve relining the inside of the socket. A resurfacing does not remove the entire head, but rather caps the head with a cemented metal piece. A total hip does replace the entire head, and the head is attached to a piece of metal that goes down inside the femur 5 - 6". A critical difference is that a resurfacing requires a metal on-metal bearing (bad idea). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Longevity of hip replacements depend on patient factors such as activity and weight, surgeon factors such as the accuracy of implantation, and implant factors. European registry data suggest that greater than 85% of hips will still be working well at 15 yrs after implantation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be informed...: Ask questions, understand the procedure, the risks, the recovery time frame, the number of procedures a year your physician performs and whether or not the hospital has an orthopedic unit to manage you after surgery. Exercising as tolerated is always useful too. The stronger you are heading into surgery, the stronger you are coming out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Muscle sparing surg: Min invasive surgery is a bit of a misnomer. Tthe key issue is min damaging or muscle sparing surgery while successfully placing the hip implants securely and correctly. This is best accomplished through the direct anterior approach. The less muscle damage- the quicker recovery and less pain. This technique allows a more stable implant and more accurate leg legnth determination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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