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Arthroplasty / Joint Prosthesis Surgery (Hip)

Arthroplasty or joint prosthesis surgery is the process of surgically removing the articular cartilage that cannot function adequately and placing an artificial joint surface in its place. In joints that cannot be repaired, the articular cartilage, whose integrity is completely broken, is cut and removed to include some of the bone tissue underneath, and an artificial joint is created by placing metal materials with high tissue compatibility with or without bone cement. The aim here is to imitate the natural, slippery and functional movements of a healthy joint by creating a new artificial joint. Arthroplasty interventions are among the most frequently performed surgical interventions in the discipline of orthopedics and traumatology.

Prosthesis surgery can be applied to the hip and knee joints, as well as to the shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist, spinal disc and finger joints. Surgical intervention can be planned unilaterally or bilaterally. In surgeries to be performed bilaterally in the same session, it is necessary to pay attention to the age and general condition of the patient and to carefully evaluate the medical state before the operation. All orthopedic surgical interventions require a team approach and harmony. Along with the operation process, the patient becomes a part of this team. The adequacy of the surgical technique and the patient’s compliance with the treatment protocol after the operation are absolute requirements for a successful surgical outcome.