Anterior Approach Hip Replacement with Hana Table | South Florida
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint formed by the femur (thighbone) and acetabulum (a rounded socket in the pelvis). A thin gel-like layer of cartilage coats the femur and the interior of the acetabulum and prevents friction from building in the joint. Attacking the protective layer of cartilage that keeps the hip joint moving smoothly and wearing away the femoral head and acetabulum, the effects of arthritis can cause constant pain and limit mobility. When a hip joint is severely damaged by the effects of arthritis, a total hip replacement procedure can be the best option.