When an orthopaedic surgeon performs a total hip replacement, their goal is to give you positive long-term results by:
+ Providing long-term relief from pain
+ Restoring mobility
+ Correcting any deformity
Hip replacement surgery involves replacing the head of the femur (the ball at the top of the thigh bone) and the acetabulum (hip socket).
Typically, the artificial ball and stem is made of a strong metal or ceramic, and the artificial socket (cup) is made of polyethylene (a durable, wear-resistant plastic) or metal with a polyethylene liner.
The following information is designed especially for patients who have been booked to receive a joint replacement by an orthopaedic surgeon. Please enter the password provided to you by your surgeon - if you do not have a password, please contact your surgeon’s rooms or hospital.