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Total Hip Replacement

If you and your surgeon have exhausted all conservative measures for treating your hip arthritis, you may be a candidate for the anterior approach for total hip replacement. This procedure is often the only option for reducing pain and restoring an active, pain-free life. If your doctor decides a total hip replacement is right for you, the following information will give you an understanding about what to expect.

Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure for replacing the hip joint. During the procedure, the two parts of the hip joint, the hip socket (acetabulum) and the ball (femoral head), are removed and replaced with smooth artificial surfaces. The artificial socket is commonly made of metal with a high density plastic liner, and the artificial ball is made out of metal or ceramic.

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