Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement surgery offers hope and concrete results for people who live with chronic hip pain and limited mobility. The surgery can ease pain and improve function in most people. Still, choosing hip replacement surgery requires careful planning and consideration. PAMF orthopedists support you every step of the way.
Our surgeons are highly skilled in the latest techniques, resulting in faster recovery. Today, hip replacements last decades, improving the lives of many as we age. But it is important to have realistic expectations. After you recover from surgery, you should be able to do the activities you could do before your joint replacement, with less pain. The surgery won’t fix problems unrelated to joint pain.
During hip replacement surgery, your doctor removes damaged cartilage and the damaged bone on the head of your femur. This is called the femoral head, and it is part of your thigh bone. The surgeon also removes the damaged cartilage from within the hip socket. Then the surgeon inserts a new socket with a bearing surface made of strong, cross-linked polyethylene. The femoral head, made of either metal or ceramic, is attached to a metal stem piece that fits inside the hollow center of your femur.
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