Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Get Relief From Pain - Hip Prostheses or Hip Replacement

There is no man in the worlds who has not suffered from any disease. At times the disease or illness is so acute that it needs to be treated as early as possible. One of the problems that is faced by people is arthritis and which needs urgent treatment which is the treatment of prosthesis hip.

Hip Prostheses is a scientific name given to an Orthopedic Implant procedure which is usually known amongst the general public as Hip Replacement. It is the procedure under which the damaged portion of the Hip is removed. An artificial implantation is done in an area of ball and socket joint. The surgery can be performed either as total replacement or half replacement.

The Hip joint that is required to be done depends upon patient to patient and including several factors such as age of the person on who treatment needs to be done, the amount of physical excursions a person indulges in and on the advice of the doctor who is conduction the treatment. There are various kind of Hip Prostheses treatment which is required to be done by taking into consideration the condition of the patient. Some of the main types of Hip Prostheses treatments are mentioned herein below:

• Metal and Plastic Implant - It is the most common type of implant that is done on the patient. Under this kind of implant a metal Prostheses is put in place of the ball and the socket. Between the two, a plastic spacer (polyethylene) is positioned either by way of press fit or paved. . The metal Prosthesis that is used in this kind of treatment can be of various forms such as stainless steel etc.

• Metal-On-Metal Implant - this is yet another kind of Hip Replacement treatment that is done on the patients who indulges in Hip Prostheses. The process is similar to Metal and Plastic Implant, but the only difference between the two that there is no use of Plastic spacer. It is much better than the previous one as the durability is more in the case of Metal-On-Metal Implant;

• Ceramic-On-Ceramic Implant - It is a type of treatment which is mainly applicable and can be done on almost all the types of hip Replacement treatments. They are very smooth and are resistible to scratches. However, how it is still not mush known as how mush durable and effective it is in long term. The negative factor with this type of treatment is that there is always a fear that the ceramics will break down in the body leading to damage;

• Metal and Highly Cross Linked Polyethylene - in this kind of treatment a new kind of plastic is used which is more durable and resistance to wear and tear. However, there is still research going on upon its effectiveness.

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