The thigh bone, femur, and the pelvis, acetabulum, join to form the hip joint. The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The “ball” is the head of the femur, or thigh bone, and the “socket” is the cup shaped acetabulum.
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Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition where there is too much friction in the hip joint from bony irregularities causing pain and decreased range of hip motion. The femoral head and acetabulum rub against each other creating damage and pain to the hip joint.
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The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The “ball” is the head of the femur, or thigh bone, and the “socket” is the cup shaped acetabulum. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain free movement in the joint.
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Arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is a procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint to check for any damage and repair it simultaneously.
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Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. The hip joint is one of the body's largest weight-bearing joints, located between the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum). It is a ball and socket joint in which the head of the femur is the ball and the pelvic acetabulum forms the socket.
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The hip joint is also known as a ball and socket joint, where the ball (femoral head) of the thigh bone fits into the socket (acetabulum) of the pelvis bone.
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Revision hip replacement is a complex surgical procedure in which all or part of a previously implanted hip-joint is replaced with a new artificial hip-joint. Total hip replacement surgery is an option to relieve severe arthritis pain that limits your daily activities.
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Hip - Multimedia Patient Education
- Chondral Injuries of Hip
- Hip Synovitis
- Hip Bursitis
- Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
- Pelvic Osteotomy
- Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
- Hip Arthroscopy
- Labral Tears of the Hip
- Anterior Hip Replacement
- Gluteus Medius Tear
- Hip Anatomy
- Posterior Hip Replacement
- Total Hip Replacement
- Hip resurfacing
- Revision Hip Replacement
- Femoroacetabular Impingement
- Periacetabular Osteotomy
- Subtrochanteric Hip fracture
- Femoral Neck Fracture
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