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In osteoarthritis, the cartilage that protects and cushions the joints breaks down over time. As the cartilage wears down, the bone surfaces rub against each other. This damages the tissue and bone, which then causes pain. The joint space in this hip joint is narrowed due to cartilage loss and bone spur formation.
Removal of cartilage from the hip socket (acetabulum) and removal of the upper end of the femur
Placement of acetabular component
Placement of femoral component
Completed hip replacement
Current as of: June 26, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffAnne C. Poinier MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineJeffrey N. Katz MD, MPH - Rheumatology
Current as of:
June 26, 2019
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Jeffrey N. Katz MD, MPH - Rheumatology
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