Total Hip Replacement (anterior)

Hip replacement surgery, regardless of the approach, involves placing a new ‘cup’ into the hip’s existing arthritic socket and replacing the hip’s ‘ball’ with a new prosthetic one that sits inside the bone.

Total Hip Replacement (posterior)

When the surgeon approaches the hip through the back of the joint it is called the posterior approach.

Hip Resurfacing

Hip resurfacing involves shaping the femoral head and inserting a smooth metal cap over the end instead.
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