Hip Implant Pathophysiology

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2. Discussion: Pathophysiology

How hip implant is engineered

An artificial hip is also referred to as a prosthesis. A prosthesis is a mechanical device that is designed to replace a biological part of the body. Each hip implant is made up two main parts: the Acetabular component or socket replaces the acetabulum. The acetabular component is made of a metal shell with the plastic inner that provides the bearing surface. The plastic used is so tough and slick. The femoral component the stem and the ball replaces the femoral head. The femoral stem component is made of metal. the ball is attached to the femoral stem and made of either metal or ceramic material.fig of two component + citation

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Each hip implant has a various set of design features including size, material and dimensions make each system unique. Additionally, the same hip implant system might have different consequences in different patients based on some factors that influence the longevity of the device such as the patient’s age, sex, weight, diagnosis, activity level, conditions of the surgery, and the type of implant chosen. Like any medical device, hip implant has. fig. the hip …show more content…
These types are: Metal-on-Polyethylene- where the ball is made of metal and the socket is made of plastic (polyethylene) or has a plastic lining. Another type is called Ceramic-on-Polyethylene where the ball is made of ceramic and the socket is made of plastic (polyethylene) or has a plastic lining. Metal-on-Metal where the ball and socket are made of metal. Ceramic-on-Ceramic where the ball is made of ceramic and the socket has a ceramic lining. Lastly, ceramic-on-Metal where the ball is made of ceramic and the socket has a metal

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