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Hip joint replacement - series

Procedure, part 2

Procedure, part 2

Overview

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

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