Category Archives: Procedures

Hip Hemiarthroplasty (Bipolar)

Hip Hemiarthroplasty (Bipolar) Overview This surgical procedure replaces the head of a damaged femur with an implant designed to stabilize the femur and restore hip function. Unlike total hip replacement, in which both the ball of the femur and the hip socket are replaced, in this procedure, only the ball is replaced. Accessing the Joint […]

Hip Hemiarthroplasty (Unipolar)

Hip Hemiarthroplasty (Unipolar) Overview This surgical procedure replaces the head of a damaged femur with an implant designed to stabilize the femur and restore hip function. Unlike total hip replacement, in which both the ball of the femur and the hip socket are replaced, in this procedure, only the ball is replaced. Accessing the Joint […]

Partial Hip Resurfacing (Wright)

Partial Hip Resurfacing (Wright) Overview This surgery replaces the diseased and damaged parts of the femur (thigh bone) with a metal ball component. Damaged Bone Removed After the femur is separated from the hip socket, the damaged area is removed. The ball is reshaped to fit the femur implant. Component Attached A metal ball component […]

Revision Hip Surgery

Revision Hip Surgery Overview This surgery replaces worn artificial hip parts and damaged bone with new metal, plastic or ceramic components. The new components restore normal hip joint stability. Osteotomy First, the femur is separated from the pelvis, and the worn artificial parts are removed. To remove the old femoral component, the bone around it […]

Revision Hip with Allograft

Revision Hip with Allograft Overview Revision hip is performed to replace worn artificial hip parts and damaged bone with new metal, plastic or ceramic components. Several revision options are available, chosen based on the condition of the patient’s bones. This animation will show multiple revision techniques. Endosteal The Endosteal technique may be used if the […]

Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement Overview During this procedure, your damaged hip joint is replaced with implants that recreate the ball and socket of a healthy hip. This can reduce pain and restore your hip function. Preparation In preparation for the procedure, you are anesthetized. The surgeon creates an incision to expose your hip joint. The damaged […]

Total Hip Resurfacing

Total Hip Resurfacing Overview This surgery replaces diseased and damaged portions of the hip with implants designed to restore function to the hip joint. Damaged Bone Removed After the femur is separated from the hip socket, the damaged area is removed. The ball is reshaped to fit the femur implant. Socket Cleaned Damaged cartilage and […]