Hip replacement surgery. Image 11 of 11. Sutured wound of a 75 year old woman 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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