- Go to slide 1 out of 5
- Go to slide 2 out of 5
- Go to slide 3 out of 5
- Go to slide 4 out of 5
- Go to slide 5 out of 5
Next, the surgeon will:
- Put the new hip socket in place and insert the metal stem into your thighbone
- Check your hip's stability and place the correctly sized ball for the new joint
- Fix all the new parts in place, sometimes with a special cement
- Repair the muscles and tendons around the new joint
- Close the incision
A small drainage tube will be placed during surgery to help drain excess fluids from the joint area. A large dressing will cover to the hip area.
Review Date 10/18/2019
Updated by: Gordon A. Starkebaum, MD, MACR, ABIM Board Certified in Rheumatology, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.