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Joint Pain

Hips

The hip is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body. When it's working properly, it lets you walk, sit, bend, and turn without pain. Unlike the shoulder, the hip sacrifices degree of movement for additional stability. To keep it moving smoothly, a complex network of bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons must all work in harmony.

An x-ray of the hip joint usually shows a "space" between the ball and the socket because the cartilage does not show up on x-rays. In the normal hip this "joint space" is approximately 6 mm wide and fairly even in outline.

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:: Total Hip Replacement (THR)
:: Hip Resurfacing
:: Revision Hip Replacement
:: Hip Arthroscopy


Total Hip Replacement (THR)

Total Hip Replacement (THR) procedure replaces all or part of the hip joint
with an artificial device (prosthesis) to restore joint movement.

Find out more about Total Hip Replacement (THR) with the following links.

Total Hip Replacement
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Hip Resurfacing

Hip Resurfacing or bone conserving procedure replaces the acetabulum (hip socket) and resurfaces the femoral head. This means the femoral head has some or very little bone removed and replaced with the metal component. This spares the femoral canal. Find out more about Hip Resurfacing from the following options.

Find out more about Hip Resurfacing with the following links.

Hip Resurfacing
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Revision Hip Replacement

Revision Hip Replacement means that part or all of your previous hip replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone and hence is difficult to describe in full.

Find out more about Revision Hip Replacement with the following links.

Revision Hip Replacement
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Hip Arthroscopy

Arthroscopic surgery of the hip is a surgical procedure that has been popular in Europe for the past 15-20 years, but has only recently gained popularity in the United States over the past 5 years. It is a minimally invasive means of evaluating and treating many common hip disorders, particularly hip problems in the young, active patient.

Hip Arthroscopy
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