Hip Replacement Surgery: Final

Completed hip replacement

Completed hip replacement

In hip replacement surgery, the hip socket and the top of the thigh bone are replaced. This picture shows a completed hip replacement.

Current as of: March 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Kenneth J. Koval MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
Jeffrey N. Katz MD, MPH - Rheumatology

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