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Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach)

Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - What it is

The Hip

The “hip” is a ball and socket joint, consisting of a ball at the top of the thigh bone (femur) and a rounded socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis. It allows the upper leg to bend and rotate at the pelvis. A healthy joint has cartilage at the ends of the bones that acts as a cushion. It allows the joints to move smoothly and painlessly.

Osteoarthritis

When cartilage begins to wear out, the underlying bones begin to rub together, which results in pain when walking. This condition is known as osteoarthritis.

In severe osteoarthritis, it limits a person’s functional abilities and affects their lifestyle.

Total Hip Replacement



Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Symptoms

Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - How to prevent?

Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Causes and Risk Factors

Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Diagnosis

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