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Orthopedics

Total Hip Replacement

The hip is one of the body's largest weight-bearing joints and is formed by the articulation of the rounded head of the femur and the cup-like acetabulum of the pelvis. It is a ball and socket joint. Both joint surfaces are covered with articular hyaline cartilage. The femoral head is attached to the rest of the femur by the short femoral neck. This arrangement gives the hip a large amount of motion needed for daily activities ...more

Total Knee Replacement

The knee is the largest joint in the body. It is made up of the lower end of the thighbone, femur, which moves on the upper end of the shin bone, tibia, and the kneecap, patella, which slides in a groove on the end of the femur. The joint surfaces of these three bones are covered with articular cartilage. The knee joint also has a structure made of cartilage, which is called the meniscus or meniscal cartilage between the femur and tibia that serves to cushion the knee and helps it absorb shock during motion ...more

Women Knee Replacement

The knee is the largest joint in our body. It is made up of the lower end of the thighbone, femur, which moves on the upper end of the shin bone, tibia, and the kneecap, patella, which slides in a groove on the end of the femur. The joint surfaces of these three bones are covered with articular cartilage ...more