Artificial hip joint
What is an artificial hip joint?
Signs of wear and tear due to age may necessitate the use of an artificial hip joint. Osteoarthritis in the hip joint, for example, can lead to destruction of the joint, accompanied by restrictions in movement and function. This may necessitate the implantation of an artificial hip joint in order to lead a pain-free life again.
An artificial hip joint is intended to replace the natural joint and take over its function. It consists of several parts: Shaft, head and pan (insert and shell). The stem is used to anchor the prosthesis directly in the femur. Anchoring can be done by means of a special cement or a screw connection.
The aim is to restore mobility and improve the quality of life with the use of the artificial prosthesis. The main focus is that you are quickly fit again and can go about your daily habits.
The prognosis for implantation of an artificial hip joint looks very good. An artificial hip joint contributes significantly to relieving pain and maintaining the functionality of the hip. With regard to the service life of a hip prosthesis, it can be assumed that this is between 15 and 20 years. In some cases, the prosthesis may last even longer, depending on the material used. Loosening of the prosthesis then necessitates replacement and insertion of a new, artificial hip joint. Osteoporosis, an accident or constant overloading can also reduce the durability of the hip joint.