Using metal surgical screws, a fracture of the femur can be repaired. This is most often used for patients with minimal damage to the bone, along with minimal shifting from the fracture. Holes are drilled into the femur, which is realigned if necessary, and surgical screws are placed in order to keep the bone in place.
A metal plate, combined with surgical screws, is used in order to repair a fractured femur in this procedure in order to keep the femoral head intact. When this procedure is possible or necessary, it will allow for more natural movement once the fracture is repaired and is fully functioning.
A hip replacement is when the ball of the hip socket is replaced with a metal ball that connects to the bone of the upper thigh. It is done through a metal stem that goes down the center of the shaft of the femur (thigh bone). The ball sits on top of this stem and the metal acetabulum (hip Socket) articulates with the ball. Various materials including metal, plastic and ceramic can be used as the lining of the socket.
This minimally invasive method is performed to replace a hip joint that is damaged or diseased. An implant is placed in order to help restore full functionality. A smaller incision is used when possible, which helps speed up the recovery process
A minimally invasive procedure, your surgeon uses an arthroscopic camera to examine, identify and treat issues that are plaguing the hip joint. When the issue is found, the appropriate treatment, if possible, will be performed such as shaving bone spurs or removing loose cartilage. If the issue is larger, a full surgery may be required instead.
Articular cartilage is the smooth tissue that surrounds the area bones meet to form joints, allowing them to operate as intended. As the cartilage wears out and repairs itself over time, the healing process may slow down and need a jump-start. By smoothing and restoring this cartilage, you’ll begin to feel pain relief and more ease of movement in the affected joint.