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The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

by Stephanie Meadows
The hip is a major joint. During a total hip replacement, which is typically an invasive procedure, the surgeon removes the top of the femur, or thigh bone, and replaces it with an artificial stem and ball, made of ceramic, metal, or plastic – inserted into the hip socket.

What to Do If You've Dislocated Your Hip?

What to Do If You've Dislocated Your Hip?

by Stephanie Meadows
Your hip is a ball and socket joint, which means a joint that there in a ball within a socket, allowing the joint to move in all directions. Due to the hips unique structure, it happens to be one of our most flexible joints, which allows a greater range of motion than all other joints in the body except for the shoulder, which contains the greatest amount of mobility

Proper Sports Techniques to Prevent Hip Pain

Proper Sports Techniques to Prevent Hip Pain

by Stephanie Meadows
The hip joint is one the large joints of the body and serves in movement as the thigh moves forward and backward. The hip joint also rotates when sitting and with changes of direction when walking. The hip joint is where the ball of the thigh bone (femur) joins the pelvis at a socket called the acetabulum. There is cartilage covering both the bone of the femur and the acetabulum of the pelvis in the hip joint. A joint lining tissue, called synovium, surrounds the hip joint. The synovium tissue produces fluid that lubricates the joint and provides nutrients to the cartilage of the joint.