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What is the difference between a right vs left hip joint replacement?

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Dr. Robert Lupo
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Generally nothing

The surgery is performed the same way.
Most implants are universal and can be used right or left. The surgeons goal is to places them at the appropriate angles for each side. Some of the femoral components have the angles built in and therefore come in a right and left.

In brief: Generally nothing

The surgery is performed the same way.
Most implants are universal and can be used right or left. The surgeons goal is to places them at the appropriate angles for each side. Some of the femoral components have the angles built in and therefore come in a right and left.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Like your hands.

Mirror image prosthetics are used, assuming a double joint replacement is deemed advisable.

In brief: Like your hands.

Mirror image prosthetics are used, assuming a double joint replacement is deemed advisable.
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