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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
Placement of femoral
Completed hip replacement
Current as ofSeptember 20, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineJeffrey N. Katz, MD, MPH - Rheumatology
Current as of:
September 20, 2018
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MPH - Rheumatology
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