Partial Hip Replacement

 Hip with partial hip implant and normal hip showing the hip socket, femoral head and neck, and femur

A partial hip replacement removes and replaces the ball (femoral head) of the hip joint. It does not replace the socket. This surgery is most often done to repair certain types of hip fractures.

The ceramic or metal ball is attached to a metal stem. This is called a hip implant. The stem is set down into the core of the thighbone (femur).

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJeffrey N. Katz, MD, MPH - Rheumatology

Current as ofMarch 21, 2017

Current as of: March 21, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MPH - Rheumatology