Hip replacement is one of the most successful and cost-effective medical interventions that is being performed for the last 50 years. Millions of patients were relieved of their chronic hip pain and drastic improvements were made for people suffering from Osteoarthritis and other hip problems.
What is the Hip?
The human body contains several joints which help us perform various tasks in our day to day life. Of all the joints in the human body, the hip joint has to be the most important as it is one of the largest weight-bearing joint in the human body. It is extremely flexible and allows for a versatile range of motion facilitating all our daily activities. ...
Patients Information for Knee Replacement Surgery
Anatomy of Knee
The knee joint is formed where the thigh bone (femur) meets the shin bone (tibia). A smooth cushion of articular cartilage covers the ends of both these bones. Healthy cartilage absorbs stress and allows the bones to glide across each other smoothly. This cartilage is kept slippery by joint fluid (synovial fluid) made by the joint lining (synovial membrane). The fluid is contained in a soft tissue enclosure around the knee called the joint capsule.
The ligaments give the knee stability, and the muscles power the knee and leg for movement.
Patients Information for Total Hip Replacement Surgery
The hip is a ball and socket joint where the head of the femur sits in the cup-like acetabulum. A smooth cushion of articular cartilage covers the end of both these bones. The thick muscles of the buttock at the back, and the muscles of the thigh at the front surround the hip.
Healthy articular cartilage absorbs stress and allows the bones to glide across each other smoothly, allowing pain free movement and activities. The cartilage is kept slippery by joint fluid (synovial fluid) made by the joint lining (synovial membrane). The fluid is contained in a soft tissue enclosure around the hip called the joint capsule. The ligaments and strong muscles surrounding the hip give the hip power and stability