Are all hip implants metal?

Many materials. Hip implants can be a variety of metals (titanium and cobalt chromium are the most common) some components can also be ceramic or polyethylene.
Most but not all. Hip replacement prostheses (implants) are usually made of a combination of materials. Most implants today are titanium with polyethylene (a special type of plastic) but some are made from ceramic or metal alloys of chrome & cobalt.

Related Questions

I have had hip pain for months. What should I do if I have metal hip implants?

Hip pain. Hip pain on the outside can be from bursitis; if it in the groin, it is usually from he hip joint itself. Buttock pain can be for the spine. Please re eval with your hip surgeon first! Read more...

Metal-on-metal hip implants -any validation for or against for someone with metal semsitivity? Isn't it a contraindication or is it worth lab testing?

Not really. Great question therevhave been incidences where certain types of metals have been implicated in inflammatory reactions and in some cases have lead, to the removal however this is rare and you are more likelly to win the lottery, it's more of a concern to worry about blood clots and infections and preventing them. Read more...
Not worth the chance. Metal on metal (mom) hip implants have fallen out of favor based on an increasing amount of scientific evidence of premature implant failures. There is a reported 5-6% incidence of nickel allergy in the general public- this is the metal "hypersensitivity" that you are referring to. Nickel is found in small amounts of most orthopaedic implants. Allergy testing can be done for careful evaluation. Read more...

Why were the depuy hip implants recalled?

Depuy. Only specific depuy implants were recalled. Asr resurfacing metal on metal implants were recalled because of increased wear and particulate debris which may lead to early failure. Read more...

I have sometimes fallen for no reason, is it cause I have hip implants and I still wobble a little, can that make you fall?

Gait Training. Following hip replacements the outside hip muscles (hip abductors) often get weak. These muscles are necessary to stabilize you when walking or standing. However, if you are feeling light headed or dizzy, this may be coming from the spinal cord or brain. The latter scenarios should be evaluated. Read more...

I have hip implants and I still wobble a little and wondered if that can make me trip on snow and ice, ive fallen before. Any suggestions?

Gait. If your balance is not steady you are still at risk for falling both on slippery or non slippery surfaces Hip implants alleviate pain and stabilize the joint but will not help balance. It is important to seek A Physical therapist to determine the need for a quad cane or walker to prevent falls. Read more...

I'm Asian and black, 21 yrs, petite, my hips has a dip in them making me look like a square body, are hip implants a good idea? I don't have much fat.

Forget about it! - -for the benefit U may get, the down side is horrific. Infections, imbalance, implant rejection & for what. U sound beautiful & many would die to look like U seem 2 B. Small hips R a lot better than the risks U would expose Ur-self 2. B happy with who U R! . Read more...

Can people with hip implants horse ride?

Yes. Just check with your orthopedic surgeon for any specific hip precautions for your total hip replacement. Typically no cross pass legs past midline and hip flexion past 90 degrees for posterior approach. No hyperextension, external rotation with anterior approach. Read more...
Yes. Once your your hip has had sufficient time to heal, usually three months, it is typically considered safe to resume horseback riding. If your left up was replaced, your technique to mount the saddle may need to to adjusted. Speak to your orthopaedic surgeon or physical therapist about any specific questions. Read more...

What is the best implant for hip replacement?

No best. There is no established best implant. There are many implants from a variety of different companies that have shown 95% excellent results lasting for 30 years or more. The question is what implant has your surgeon had the most success with? First, feel comfortable with your surgeon. Then inquire into the implants he uses, and just make sure he isn't using something for the first time on you. Read more...
Many good implants. With few exceptions, all currently available hip replacement implants have excellent track records. Many factors influence the longevity of the implant. You should seek the advice of a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who has extensive experience with hip replacements either through fellowship training or years of successful practice. Read more...