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Hip Joint Replacement
Hip replacement surgery removes the arthritic ball of the upper femur (thighbone) as well as the damaged bone and cartilage from the hip socket. The damaged bone and cartilage are replaced with implants made from materials including metal alloys, polyethylene (plastic), or ceramic.
The implants are designed to create a new, smoothly functioning joint that replaces painful bone-on-bone contact.
Biomet is a manufacturer of orthopedic implants and does not practice medicine. Only an orthopedic surgeon can determine what treatment is appropriate. Individual results of total joint replacement may vary. The life of any implant will depend on your weight, age, activity level, and other factors. For more information on risks, warnings, and possible adverse effects, see the Patient Risk Information section found within Biomet.com. Always ask your doctor if you have any questions regarding your particular condition or treatment options.