Complete Medical Guide for Disease Volume XIV; Hip Replacement

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Complete Medical Guide for Disease Volume XIV; Hip Replacement

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Hip replacement
Intervention

In this X-ray, the patient’s 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 thighbone or femur and the socket replaced by a white plastic cup (clear in this X-ray). Pelvic anatomy consistent with that of a female (large infrapubic angle, large pelvic opening).
ICD-9-CM 81.51–81.53
MeSH D019644
MedlinePlus 002975

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a hemi (half) replacement. Such joint replacement orthopaedic surgery is generally conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix severe physical joint damage as part of hip fracture treatment. A total hip replacement (total hip arthroplasty) consists of replacing both the acetabulum and the femoral head while hemiarthroplasty generally only replaces the femoral head.

Complete Medical Guide for Disease Volume XIV; Hip Replacement

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