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Diagnosis and Surgical Approaches - Total Hip Replacement, Part 1

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 971 reviews

Course Summary

Arthritis, fractures, and repetitive strain can cause significant pain in the hip joint over time, but hip replacement surgery is an option for many patients each year in the United States. Plastic, ceramic, and metal components can be used to wholly replace the ball-and-socket hip joint and restore mobility in patients. Although most patients who undergo total hip replacement surgery are either retired or elderly, it can be useful for any patient who suffers pain that is not relieved by traditional methods. Rehabilitation that is clinic-based or home-based is discussed in terms of expected outcomes of success as well as factors that may limit the patient’s full recovery. This is part 1 of a 2 - part course.

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Course Syllabus


Total Hip Arthroplasty: An Overview

         Artificial Joints

         Plastic Components

         Ceramic Components

         Metal Components

Total Hip Arthroplasty Surgical Procedure

         General Anesthesia


         Removal of Ball Joint

         Artificial Joint Attachment

         Damaged Cartilage Removal


Mini-Invasive Surgical Procedures

         Patient Experiences and Preferences

         Current Health and Physical Condition

         Prescription Medications

         Risks of Surgery

         The Health Team

Health Risks Of Total Hip Replacement


         Deep Vein Thrombosis

         Pulmonary Embolism

         Blood Clot Formation


         Nerve Injury

         Fracture or Dislocation

         Prosthetic Failure



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