Total Hip Replacement

Orthopedic Hip Replacement Surgery in Maryland and DC.

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A total hip replacement is when the top part of the femur and the socket part of the pelvis is replaced. This is done by placing metal alloy on the top of the femur and in the socket part of the pelvis. A smooth piece of cup-shaped plastic is inserted between this new ball and socket, which allows the ball to move smoothly. Replacement of the worn cartilage with the metal and plastic implant creates a new smooth cushion and a functioning joint. 

Although not a normal hip, a replaced hip provides significant relief from arthritis pain. Most patients have a marked decrease in their pain with substantial improvement in function, which allows them to remain active and enjoy activities that had been limited because of pain.

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