Total hip replacement

Total hip replacement surgery substitutes the damaged bone and cartilage of the joint with polyethylene (a plastic material) or ceramic and metallic components.

A hip prosthesis is an artificial articulation composed of a femoral stem with a head (sphere) and a socket cup (acetabular shell and liner, if any).

The femoral stem is made of metal (usually a Titanium or Cobalt Chrome alloy or stainless steel). The head is made of ceramic or metal. The cup is made of 1 or 2 pieces, depending on the procedure: cemented (usually only one component of polyethylene) or cementless (metallic acetabular shell and liner). In the case of a metallic acetabular shell a ceramic or polyethylene liner articulates against the head. All the materials used for hip arthroplasty are highly biocompatible.



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