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What bone leg is involved during a hip replacement?

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Dr. John Dearborn
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Pelvis and femur

The hip socket is part of the pelvis and is fitted with a metal shell during a hip replacement.
Usually a plastic liner goes inside the shell as the artificial cartilage replacement. The ball portion of the hip joint is the uppermost end of the femur. It is replaced with a metal ball during the procedure, which is attached to a metal implant that is secured a few inches into the femur.

In brief: Pelvis and femur

The hip socket is part of the pelvis and is fitted with a metal shell during a hip replacement.
Usually a plastic liner goes inside the shell as the artificial cartilage replacement. The ball portion of the hip joint is the uppermost end of the femur. It is replaced with a metal ball during the procedure, which is attached to a metal implant that is secured a few inches into the femur.
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Dr. Daniel Haffner
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Femur

The top of the femur is the ball in the hip joint (which is a ball in socket joint.

In brief: Femur

The top of the femur is the ball in the hip joint (which is a ball in socket joint.
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