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.
April 8, 2011
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology
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