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Hip Replacement

Definition:

Total hip replacement surgery replaces the upper end of the thighbone (femur) with a metal ball and resurfaces the hip socket in the pelvic bone with a metal shell and plastic liner. New joint material replaces damaged cartilage.

Causes:
Doctors recommend joint replacement surgery when hip pain and loss of function become severe and when medicines and other treatments no longer relieve pain. Your doctor will use X-rays to look at the bones and cartilage in your hip to see whether they are damaged and to make sure that the pain isn’t coming from somewhere else.
Symptoms:
Treatment:
Hip-related pain is not always felt directly over the hip. Instead, you may feel it in the middle of your thigh or in your groin.
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