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Normal Anatomy of the Hip Joint

The thighbone, femur and pelvis join to form the hip joint. The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The “ball” is the head of the femur or thighbone, and the “socket” is the cup-shaped acetabulum of the pelvic bone. 

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Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition characterized by extreme friction in the hip joint due to bony irregularities. The femoral head and acetabulum rub against each other creating damage, pain and decreased range of hip motion.

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Hip Fracture

The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The “ball” is the head of the femur or thigh bone, and the “socket” is the cup-shaped acetabulum. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain-free movement in the joint.

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Hip Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is a procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint to check for any damage and repair it simultaneously.

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Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints, located between the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum).

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Hip Resurfacing

Damage to the hip bones can be treated by hip resurfacing, a surgical procedure in which the damaged parts of the femoral head are trimmed, and the socket is removed and replaced with metal caps.

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Revision Hip Replacement

Revision hip replacement is a complex surgical procedure, in which all or part of a previously implanted hip joint is replaced with a new artificial hip joint.

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Click on the topics below to find out more from the orthopaedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.