hip replacement

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hip re·place·ment

(hip rē-plāsmĕnt)
Orthopedic surgery involving femoral head prosthetic replacement.
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hip replacement

An operation in which the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) is sawn off, a short, angled metal shaft with a smooth metal or ceramic ball on its upper end is forced down into the hollow of the bone, and a plastic cup to fit the ball is fitted to the natural hollow on the side of the pelvis (the ACETABULUM). Advances reported late in 2003 include the use of two short incisions rather than one long incision and access via the separation of muscle planes rather than by cutting muscle. These technical improvements have made it possible for patients to return home the day after their operation.
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With total hip replacement the artificial hip replaces both the ball and the socket in the ball-and-socket hip joint.
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"Although the success and satisfaction rates for hip replacement surgery are high, an artificial hip can never been as good as the real thing," she added.
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Michael Shopenn's artificial hip was made by a company based in the remote American town of Warsaw, Indiana, a global centre of joint manufacturing.
Just 13 months later, Kramer claims, the artificial hip dislocated, causing him pain and instability and requiring a second surgery to fix the problem.
The post-implant behaviour of artificial hip implants in Total Hip Replacement (THR) is a problem having practical importance in healthcare sector.
The concern is that as the hip replacements wear down, metal particles can be released from the artificial hip. These react with the soft tissue (such as muscle and ligaments) surrounding the joint and enter the bloodstream.
Artificial hip or knee joints should last 25 years.