We provide information to help patients and caregivers to understand of hip anatomy, associated symptoms, and joint arthroplasty.
Hip Joint is composed of Pelvis and Femur. Two bones join together as a Ball & Socket type of Joint. Hip Joint is surrounded by ligamentous membrane forming Joint Capsule and covered by synovial membrane which secretes joint fluid.
Main indications Hip Arthroplasty are Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Fracture. The surgery may involve total or partial hip arthroplasty in primary case, or revision hip arthroplasty.
Some of the contraindication may involve acute or chronic, local or systemic infections; loss of musculature, neuromuscular compromise, vascular deficiency; total or partial absence of ligamentous apparatus; all concomitant diseases that can jeopardize the functioning and the success of the prosthesis.
This information is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Patients must consult with an orthopedic specialist doctor for diagnosis and treatment.