Dislocating a hip after total hip replacement can be a traumatic experience

Dislocating a hip after total hip replacement can be a traumatic experience

Osteoarthritis of the hip is a degenerative joint disease that, besides being painful, also has a negative impact on mobility. […]

Osteoarthritis of the hip is a degenerative joint disease that, besides being painful, also has a negative impact on mobility. An affected joint can be surgically replaced with an artificial prosthesis to alleviate pain and enhance mobility and quality of life. However, when the replacement hip is forced from its normal position-a so-called dislocation-these patients frequently experience injuries, undermining their trust in the artificial joint. Depending on the trauma that caused the dislocation, it may even be necessary to replace the prosthesis.

Source: Medical News Today

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