Hip Replacement Surgery at Grand View Hospital
||The hip joint forms where the top of the thigh bone, the femur, meets the pelvic bone, or acetabulum. The top of the thigh bone is ball shaped and fits snugly in the pelvic bone socket, forming a ball-and-socket joint.
Hip replacement surgery is the replacement of the ball-and-socket joint with artificial parts. Two main components form the artificial hip joint:
- The thigh bone component is usually made of titanium or cobalt chrome.
- The pelvic bone socket component is typically made of a metal cup with a medical-grade plastic liner.
During surgery, the surgeon inserts the artificial joint through the side of the hip. Components are secured in the natural pelvis.
Following surgery, you enjoy a spacious, private room, and other conveniences. You also continue your care plan.
The typical hospital stay for hip replacement at the Joint Replacement Center is three days. If returning directly home from the hospital is not an option for you, our Joint Replacement Center Coordinator helps you make the necessary arrangements for a stay at a nursing or rehabilitation facility.
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