Hip replacement, artwork

Hip replacement, artwork

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Credit: PETER GARDINER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hip replacement. Artwork showing the first stage of hip replacement surgery. The hip joint is separated and the head of the femur (thigh bone) is removed. It will be replaced with a prosthetic head during the surgery. The majority of hip replacements are a result of osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that results in the loss of cartilage between the joint and the growth of bone in place of the cartilage. This causes pain, stiffness and loss of mobility.

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