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What does it mean to have an artificial hip?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Total hip replace

When arthritis is severe in the hip ( no cartilage between bones) and/or causes constant intense pain and lack of function, or when there is other pathology (disease) that requieres to remove the afected part of the hip then total hip replacement is indicated.
Artificial hips are made of titanium and requires some sort of biological " cement" to put in . Plastic, screws, plates may be required.

In brief: Total hip replace

When arthritis is severe in the hip ( no cartilage between bones) and/or causes constant intense pain and lack of function, or when there is other pathology (disease) that requieres to remove the afected part of the hip then total hip replacement is indicated.
Artificial hips are made of titanium and requires some sort of biological " cement" to put in . Plastic, screws, plates may be required.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hip replacement

An artificial hip is another way of saying a hip replacement.
A hip replacement is a surgery that replaces the ball and gives you a new cup. This is done most commonly for arthritis, but is also done for problems like certain hip fractures, avascular necrosis, and trauma.

In brief: Hip replacement

An artificial hip is another way of saying a hip replacement.
A hip replacement is a surgery that replaces the ball and gives you a new cup. This is done most commonly for arthritis, but is also done for problems like certain hip fractures, avascular necrosis, and trauma.
Dr. James Shapiro
Dr. James Shapiro
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