Orthopedic Surgery Videos
Joint Replacements Procedures at Kadlec
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The socket is a "cup-shaped" bone of the pelvis called the acetabulum and the ball is the head of the thigh bone (femur). A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the diseased ball and socket parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with artificial parts. Total hip replacement is designed to restore alignment and function to the hip and reduce pain.
Partial Hip Replacement
The knee is a hinge-like joint, formed where the thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia) and kneecap (patella) meet. It is supported by muscles and ligaments and lined with cushioning cartilage. Over time, cartilage can wear away and as it does, the knee can become stiff and painful. A knee prosthesis (artificial joint), typically made of metal and plastic, can replace the painful joint and restore movement.
Partial Knee Replacement
The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint, much like the hip joint. The ball is the top of the arm bone (the humerus), and the socket is within the shoulder blade (scapula). This joint allows people a wide range of motion at the shoulder. Total shoulder replacement surgery replaces the damaged bone and cartilage with a metal and plastic implant to help alleviate pain.