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The Ins And Outs Of Hip Replacements

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 5, 2022 3:28:08 PM

Hip pain can make even the simplest movements, such as sitting, feel like a burden. The hip joint is the largest joint in the body, and bearing all of that force means it will start to deteriorate over time. 

Suppose you have exhausted other options, such as physical therapy. In that case, your doctor may recommend a hip replacement as the best option for you to regain the ability to get back to everyday life and move around pain-free again.

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Topics: Hip Replacement, Treatments, hip pain

Hip Pain? Learn More About Hip Replacement Surgery in Morgantown, WV

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jan 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM


The hip is one of the largest weight bearing joints in the body. It is a ball-and-socket joint that has two main parts — the femoral head and the acetabulum.

The femoral head is a ball-shaped bone at the top of the femur (thigh bone). The acetabulum is the socket in the pelvis, into which the femoral head fits. To stabilize the joint, ligaments connect the ball to the socket. The joint capsule is lined with a thin membrane called the synovium. The synovium produces a viscous fluid, which lubricates the joint. Small fluid-filled sacs called bursae cushion the joint where there is friction between the tendons, muscles and bones.

Large muscles enable movement of the hip, in addition to providing additional stability. They are the gluteals, abductors, iliopsoas, quadriceps and hamstrings.

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Topics: Hip Replacement