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Hip joint replacement - series - Procedure, part 2

  
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.



Review Date: 6/22/2012
Reviewed 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).

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