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Hip Replacement Surgery: Final


Picture of hip replacement surgery: Final

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. The part in the thighbone is metal. The part in the hip socket is often metal lined with plastic.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerStanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology
Last RevisedApril 8, 2011

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