Ankle replacement

Ankle arthroplasty - total; Total ankle arthroplasty; Endoprosthetic ankle replacement; Ankle surgery

Ankle replacement is surgery to replace the damaged bone and cartilage in the ankle joint. Artificial joint parts (prosthetics) are used to replace your own bones. There are different types of ankle replacement surgeries.

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  • Torn hip joint repair

    Torn hip joint repair

    The hip is made of a ball and a socket joint, linking the dome at the head of the thigh bone (femur) and the cup in the pelvic bone. A total hip prosthesis is surgically implanted to replace the damaged bone within the hip joint. The total hip prosthesis consists of three parts:A plastic cup that replaces your hip socket (acetabulum)A metal ball that will replace the fractured femoral headA metal stem that is attached to the shaft of the bone to add stability to the prosthesis If a hemiarthroplasty is performed, either the femoral head or the hip socket (acetabulum) will be replaced with a prosthetic device. You will receive an extensive pre-operative evaluation of your hip to determine if you are a candidate for a hip replacement procedure. Evaluation will include assessment of the degree of disability and impact on your lifestyle, pre-existing medical conditions, and an evaluation of heart and lung function. The surgery will be performed using general or spinal anesthesia. The orthopedic surgeon makes an incision along the affected hip joint, exposing the hip joint. The head of the femur and the cup are cut out and removed.

    Torn hip joint repair

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  • Diseased hip

    Diseased hip

    Hip Joint Replacement or Total Hip Replacement is surgery to replace all or part of the hip joint with an artificial device to restore joint movement (a prosthesis).

    Diseased hip

    illustration

  • Knee joint replacement prosthesis

    Knee joint replacement prosthesis

    A prosthesis is a device designed to replace a missing part of the body, or to make a part of the body work better. The metal prosthetic device in knee joint replacement surgery replaces cartilage and bone which is damaged from disease or aging.

    Knee joint replacement prosthesis

    illustration

  • Ankle replacement

    Ankle replacement

    Ankle replacement involves replacing the damaged parts of the three bones that make up the ankle joint with artificial joint parts (prosthetic components) made of high-quality metal and plastic. The parts are typically held in place by bone cement. The artificial joints come in different sizes to fit the patient.

    Ankle replacement

    illustration

  • Hip joint replacement  - series

    Hip joint replacement - series

    Presentation

  • Hip joint replacement  - series

    Hip joint replacement - series

    Presentation

  • Knee joint replacement  - series

    Knee joint replacement - series

    Presentation

    • Torn hip joint repair

      Torn hip joint repair

      The hip is made of a ball and a socket joint, linking the dome at the head of the thigh bone (femur) and the cup in the pelvic bone. A total hip prosthesis is surgically implanted to replace the damaged bone within the hip joint. The total hip prosthesis consists of three parts:A plastic cup that replaces your hip socket (acetabulum)A metal ball that will replace the fractured femoral headA metal stem that is attached to the shaft of the bone to add stability to the prosthesis If a hemiarthroplasty is performed, either the femoral head or the hip socket (acetabulum) will be replaced with a prosthetic device. You will receive an extensive pre-operative evaluation of your hip to determine if you are a candidate for a hip replacement procedure. Evaluation will include assessment of the degree of disability and impact on your lifestyle, pre-existing medical conditions, and an evaluation of heart and lung function. The surgery will be performed using general or spinal anesthesia. The orthopedic surgeon makes an incision along the affected hip joint, exposing the hip joint. The head of the femur and the cup are cut out and removed.

      Torn hip joint repair

      illustration

    • Diseased hip

      Diseased hip

      Hip Joint Replacement or Total Hip Replacement is surgery to replace all or part of the hip joint with an artificial device to restore joint movement (a prosthesis).

      Diseased hip

      illustration

    • Knee joint replacement prosthesis

      Knee joint replacement prosthesis

      A prosthesis is a device designed to replace a missing part of the body, or to make a part of the body work better. The metal prosthetic device in knee joint replacement surgery replaces cartilage and bone which is damaged from disease or aging.

      Knee joint replacement prosthesis

      illustration

    • Ankle replacement

      Ankle replacement

      Ankle replacement involves replacing the damaged parts of the three bones that make up the ankle joint with artificial joint parts (prosthetic components) made of high-quality metal and plastic. The parts are typically held in place by bone cement. The artificial joints come in different sizes to fit the patient.

      Ankle replacement

      illustration

    • Hip joint replacement  - series

      Hip joint replacement - series

      Presentation

    • Hip joint replacement  - series

      Hip joint replacement - series

      Presentation

    • Knee joint replacement  - series

      Knee joint replacement - series

      Presentation


    Review Date: 3/17/2019

    Reviewed By: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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