Hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery

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Caption: Hip replacement surgery. Image 10 of 11. Wound of a 75 year old woman being sewn up after hip replacement surgery. Hips may need to be replace due to injury, disease or deformity. This hip has been replaced because 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. For a sequence of images showing the surgery see M551/450 to M551/460.

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