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Total Hip replacement

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Total Hip replacement surgery is recommended after a hip fracture or for severe pain caused by either Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Traumatic arthritis. During the procedure, the orthopedic surgeon removes the damaged parts of the hip joint and replaces them with the prosthesis. The hip prosthesis is made out of a stem that goes directly into the thigh bone, the head joint that fits into the stem, and a cup that is inserted into the socket of the hip joint. The stem and cup are made of metal. The two most common types of artificial hip prostheses used by surgeons include cemented prostheses and uncemented prostheses. A cemented prosthesis attaches to the bone with the support of surgical cement, whereas, an uncemented prosthesis attaches to the bone with a porous surface.