Normal Anatomy of the Hip Joint
The thigh bone, femur, and acetabulum of the pelvis join to form the hip joint. The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The “ball” is the head of the femur, or thigh bone, and the “socket” is the cup shaped acetabulum. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain free movement in the joint.
A hip fracture is a break that occurs in the upper part of the femur (thigh bone). Hip fractures are most frequently caused after minor trauma in elderly patients with weak bones, and by a high-energy trauma or serious injuries in young people.
Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components.
Anterior Hip Replacement
Anterior Hip Replacement is a minimally invasive, muscle sparing surgery using an alternative approach to traditional hip replacement surgery.
Revision Hip Replacement
At times, hip replacement implants can wear out for various reasons and may need to be replaced. Revision hip replacement removes your failed hip implants from a previous total hip replacement surgery, and replaces them with new ones.