Hip Replacement Surgery

Nowadays hip replacement surgery has become a commonplace procedure.Total hip replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure that relieves pain from most kinds of hip arthritis, improving the quality of life for the large majority of patients who undergo the operation.

 
Total Hip Joint Replacement Anatomy
 
What is a Hip Joint?

A joint is a special structure in the body where the ends of two more bones meet. Hip Joint is a simple ball and socket joint. Upper end of the femur fits into a socket called the acetabulum, which is part of the pelvis. Ends of the bone are covered with a smooth, glistening material called hyaline cartilage. Hyaline cartilage cushions the underlying bone from excessive force and allows the joint to glide freely without pain.

 

Hip Replacement  Anatomy
Hip joint is held together with ligaments to keep the joint stable. Hip joint is enclosed in a capsule with a smooth inner lining called the synovium. Synovium provides the lubricant, synovial fluid, which helps to reduce friction and wear in the joint. Surrounding muscles and tendons enable the joint to move in various directions and also help to keep it stable.
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If you have any querieson Total Hip Joint Replacement surgery please do not hesitate to contact Dr Hugh Blackley's practice rooms during office hours on 09 522 2980