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Home Base Physical Therapy Total Hip Replacement

In a total hip replacement (also called total hip arthroplasty), the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components.

  • The damaged femoral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem that is placed into the hollow center of the femur. The femoral stem may be either cemented or “press fit” into the bone.
  • A metal or ceramic ball is placed on the upper part of the stem. This ball replaces the damaged femoral head that was removed.
  • The damaged cartilage surface of the socket (acetabulum) is removed and replaced with a metal socket. Screws or cement are sometimes used to hold the socket in place.
  • A plastic, ceramic, or metal spacer is inserted between the new ball and the socket to allow for a smooth gliding surface.

Physical Therapy After Total Hip Replacement

Physical Therapy is vitale in making a full recovery after a THR.  At Home Base Physical Therapy in Morristown, NJ you will work one on one with a Physical Therapist in order to develop and execute a plan of care that best suites your needs.
Goals of treatment will be to regain full strength, full range of motion and return you to your previous functional level.

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