Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a hemi (half) replacement. Such joint replacement orthopaedic surgery is generally conducted to relieve arthritis pain or in some hip fractures. A total hip replacement (total hip arthroplasty) consists of replacing both the acetabulum and the femoral head while hemiarthroplasty generally only replaces the femoral head.
Related Journals of Hip Replacement
Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research, Journal of Orthopedic Surgery & Research, Western Journal of Medicine, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and HIP International