It may be challenging to bend at the hip for several months after hip replacement surgery, according to the National Library of Medicine. Hospital stays may range from one to four ...
Hip Joint Replacement
The hip joint is made up of a ball-and-socket. The socket is made of bone and cartilage, and the ball is the top of the thigh bone, also known as the femoral head. Sometimes, either the socket of the hip and/or the thigh bone is injured or becomes diseased. This can result in pain, trouble with walking, and taking care of everyday tasks...
An X-ray showing a right hip (left of image) has been replaced, with the ball of
this ball-and-socket joint replaced by a metal head that is set in the femur and the
This publication contains general information about hip replacement. It describes
what a hip replacement is, who should have it, and alternatives to surgery.
arthritis becomes severe, a hip replacement
procedure may be recommended. Hip
arthritis causes the cartilage of the joint to wear out over time.
joint is a ball-and-socket joint -- the ball rotates within the socket to allow hip
movement. More »
The hip is one of the body's largest joints. It is a ball-and-socket joint. The socket
is formed by the acetabulum, which is part of the large pelvis bone. The ball is ...
Learn more from WebMD about hip replacement surgery for an arthritic hip.
During hip replacement, a surgeon removes the damaged sections of your hip
joint and replaces them with parts usually constructed of metal and very hard ...
The most common reason for hip replacement is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis
occurs when the cartilage covering the ends of the bones where they meet to
The first step when making the decision about hip replacement is to meet with
your surgeon to see if you are a candidate for total hip arthroplasty (THA).