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Are all hip implants metal?

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Dr. Richard Makowiec
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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