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What is the difference between a hip replacement and total hip replacement?

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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: They are the same

A total hip replacement involved putting in a cup fixed to the pelvis, and a stem with a ball on top, into the femur. This creates an artificial ball and socket joint.
Other types of hip replacement include partial hip (same type of stem) with a large ball that articulates with the native socket in the pelvis, used often in hip fractures. Hip resurfacing is another form of hip replacement.

In brief: They are the same

A total hip replacement involved putting in a cup fixed to the pelvis, and a stem with a ball on top, into the femur. This creates an artificial ball and socket joint.
Other types of hip replacement include partial hip (same type of stem) with a large ball that articulates with the native socket in the pelvis, used often in hip fractures. Hip resurfacing is another form of hip replacement.
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Hip replacement

Generally speaking, they are the same thing.

In brief: Hip replacement

Generally speaking, they are the same thing.
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