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What Type of Hip Replacement Implant Is Best?

What Type of Hip Replacement Implant Is Best?

There are many orthopedic manufacturing companies that produce different implants used in hip replacement surgery. Most of these companies make several different hip replacement prostheses. Is there a way to determine which hip replacement implant is best?

Hip Replacement Surgery

When a hip replacement surgery is performed, a damaged, worn-out hip joint is replaced with an artificial implant. The materials used in the artificial implant may vary, but they often include metal, plastic, or ceramic.

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. When performing a hip replacement, the surgeon removes the ball, reshapes the socket, and then positions the artificial implant in the bone. The artificial implant is then positioned in the bone. The implant may be held in the bone by tightly wedging it in place, or it may be cemented into position. The type of fixation used will depend on the patient's bone health and the design of the implant.

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