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Total Hip Replacement Procedure

This animation explains total hip replacement, a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged hip joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis

Animation courtesy Visual Health Solutions, Inc.

Last Reviewed

February 2014

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