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What is meant by a partial hip replacement?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: One side replaced

Comminly performed for a femoral neck or subcapital hip fracture.
The broken head ball is removed and a matching sized metal ball on a stem inserted into the shaft of the femur is installed to allow immediate weight bearing and function.

In brief: One side replaced

Comminly performed for a femoral neck or subcapital hip fracture.
The broken head ball is removed and a matching sized metal ball on a stem inserted into the shaft of the femur is installed to allow immediate weight bearing and function.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Both 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.

In brief: Both 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.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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