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  1. Arti says:

    At Specialty Orthopaedics, our team will walk you through what to expect day to day in your recovery from hip replacement or hip revision surgery. Throughout your recovery, we will also monitor how your replacement is healing with the use of x-rays. During your consultation, Doctors will discuss the surgical option he feels best suits your unique situation. When a new artificial ball is placed in the socket it’s rotating against natural cartilage. Our natural socket is covered by hyaline cartilage, which acts as a lubricant, a shock absorber, and helps distribute stress more uniformly within the bone. This can lead to the breakdown of the cartilage, which will lead to pain. In most cases, hyaline cartilage doesn’t remain healthy when it moves against an artificial surface instead of the natural hyaline cartilage that would otherwise be atop the femur. The problem with partial hip replacement, especially for active patients, is that the new prosthetic femoral head rotates inside the natural boney socket.

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