Multiple types of hip implants are available for different hip replacement approaches, types of patients, and surgeon preferences. Total hip replacement implants replace your arthritic or damaged hip joint eliminating bearing surfaces that are causing you pain. The head of the femur (thigh bone)...
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Welcome @RCGX7 ! What aspect of the implant do you have anxiety about? Material, fit, brand-- anything specific? Mine are two different kinds and two entirely different shapes.
Each hip has its own foibles but they both work very well
Not trying to hijack the thread but I also have some questions about types of implants, a guy posted a thread here yesterday and mentioned something called Dual Mobility Hip Implant. Are most hip replacements done now a days a Dual Mobility Hip Implant? When I looked it up online it seems to be superior to a normal hip implant, are there pros and cons to both? I guess I should have talked to my Ortho about that when I first arranged the surgery but the type of implant wasn't even mentioned to me, I just assumed he would make the best choice for me. Should I call his office and ask what type of implant i'll be getting?
The most important factor for success in any joint replacement is the skill of your surgeon. The differences between the various types of hip replacement prostheses are small. They all work well and and your surgeon will choose what is suitable for you.
Spend time on choosing the best surgeon you can find, rather than on choosing a brand or type of hip replacement hardware.
Your surgeon's skill is the paramount factor for a successful joint replacement.