The hip is one of the most complex joints in the human body. The bone is cushioned by a covering of cartilage that can wear down over time. The loss of this padding between the top of the femur bone and the hip socket can result in painful, stiff movement, as well as increasing pain. This loss can be caused by osteoarthritis (a degenerative joint disorder), rheumatoid arthritis (chronic joint inflammation), rare metabolic bone conditions and fractures.
A total joint replacement involves the correction of this ailment through the insertion of an artificial joint to replace both the cartilage and any worn away bone. Proper replacement of this joint requires a strong aptitude in orthopedics, but also a knowledge of the most current technologies and techniques.
Contact Shore Orthopaedic to make an appointment with Dr. Grossman or Dr. Chalnick and get on the road to recovery.