The acetabulum is the hip joint consisting of the concave surface of the pelvis meeting the convex head of the femur (thigh bone). The hip joint is a ball and socket type of joint which is formed between the thigh bone and the hip bone. It is one of the strongest and firm fitted joints of the human body which can be fractured as well like all other joints of the body.
You could be a suitable candidate for a hip fixation when there is difficulty in walking, bending, or doing any of the daily activities. It is also indicated if the hip pain is not getting relieved with adequate pain medications, physical therapy, or exercise.
A hip fixation surgery is a major surgical procedure where in a part or the complete hip joint is joined together by an artificial joint. The surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia, with or without sedation and entails a committed change in lifestyle and physiotherapy exercises to help aid in the joint movement.
During the surgical procedure, the surgeon will have to expose the hip joint, recontour the hip bone by eliminating the damaged cartilage and/or damaged part of the thigh bone and which in turn is joined together by bony plates and screws.
Hip fixation surgery has been performed since the recent decades and has alleviated individuals from hip joint pain, limited mobility, and discomfort.