Robotic Anterior Hip Replacement
There are different types of hip surgeries: total hip replacement, partial hip replacement and hip resurfacing. Anterior total hip replacement surgery entails removing your damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint and replacing each part with an implant.
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint and during a replacement at the ball end of the thigh bone (femoral head) is replaced with a metal stem and a ceramic ball that is secured to the top of the stem. The hip socket (acetabulum) is reinforced with a metal cup lined with a durable plastic (polyethylene). The femoral and acetabular components work together to form the ball and socket which recreates the rotational movement of your natural hip