- Go to slide 1 out of 5
- Go to slide 2 out of 5
- Go to slide 3 out of 5
- Go to slide 4 out of 5
- Go to slide 5 out of 5
Procedure, part 2
Next, the surgeon will:
- Put the new hip socket in place and insert the metal stem into your thighbone
- Check your hip's stability and place the correctly sized ball for the new joint
- Fix all the new parts in place, sometimes with a special cement
- Repair the muscles and tendons around the new joint
- Close the incision
A small drainage tube will be placed during surgery to help drain excess fluids from the joint area. A large dressing will cover to the hip area.
Update Date 6/22/2012
Updated by: A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery (9/22/2011).