How does the Hip joint work?
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Femoroacetabular Impingement FAI is a condition resulting from abnormal pressure and friction between the ball and socket of the hip joint resulting in pain and progressive hip dysfunction. This when left untreated leads to the development of secondary osteoarthritis of the hip.
Total Hip Replacement (THR) procedure replaces all or part of the hip joint with an artificial device (prosthesis) to eliminate pain and restore joint movement.
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Anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive hip surgery performed to replace the total hip joint without cutting through any major muscles. It is also referred to as muscle sparing surgery because no major muscles are cut enabling a quicker return to normal activity.
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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.
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This maybe because 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.
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Hip fracture is a break in the upper end of the thigh bone forms the hip joint. It usually occurs in elderly people aged over 65 years either due to a fall or a direct blow to the hip. Certain medical conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer and stress injuries weaken the bone and increase the risk of hip fractures in elderly people. Often, hip fractures require surgical correction and the surgery depends on the part of the upper femur bone affected.
Please use the links below to get more information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:
- Activities After Hip Replacement
- Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Surgery
- Falls and Hip Fractures
- Hip Bursitis
- Hip Fracture Facts
- Hip Implants
- Hip Strains
- Live it Safe: Prevent Broken Hips
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip
- Osteonecrosis of the Hip
- Preventing Hip Fractures
- Snapping Hip
- Total Hip Replacement Exercise Guide