Email Video

Special Instruments (Total Hip Replacement)

Clip Number: 9 of 39
Presentation: Hip Replacement
The following reviewers and/or references were utilized in the creation of this video:
Reviewed By: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Video Link:
Embed Code:
Every surgery requires special instruments.
For this procedure, a special implant, or artificial joint, is used to replace your hip. The thighbone and hip parts of the implant will look something like this. The implants are made of metal, normally an alloy, which is a combination of several metals.
Most implant designs use a small, specialized plastic insert between the two metal parts to act as a weight bearing surface for the joint, like your natural cartilage. It will look something like this.
Depending on the type of implant used, bone cement may be used to fix the implant components securely into place.

Hip Replacement


Related Arthritis Articles

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.