Joint replacement of the hip

In the case of dysfunction of the hip joint following trauma, unfavorable morphology, overload or diseases, the articular layer of the joint may undergo progressive destruction.

In the course of the 20th century, and especially since about 1960, articular implants have been developed to simulate hip joint function.

Although they generally produce excellent functional results after the surgical procedure, hip joint replacement has been known to undergo aseptic loosening and failure in the long-term.