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What is hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement surgery involves removing a diseased hip joint and replacing it with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis. Hip prostheses consist of a ball component, made of metal or ceramic, and a socket, which has an insert or liner made of plastic, ceramic or metal. The implants used in hip replacement are biocompatible — meaning they’re designed to be accepted by your body — and they’re made to resist corrosion, degradation and wear.

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Resources

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Hip Replacement.  Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). 2001-2010. Mayo Clinic

Hip Replacement Tutorial. 1995-2009. National Institutes of Health.

What is Hip Replacement? 2002-2010. EhealthMD

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