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Hip Joint

Our hip joint is performing in average 2 million cycles per year. This is depending on the activity level of the human being. Non-active people do around 500.000, normal active people 2 Million and more than 5 million cycles for very high active group of people.

The artificial hip joint has 4 parts:
  • A socket that replaces your old hip socket. The socket is usually made of metal. 
  • The liner fits inside the socket. It can be plastic, ceramic and metal. The liner allows the hip to move smoothly.
  • A metal or ceramic ball that will replace the round head (top) of your thigh bone. 
  • A metal stem that is attached to the shaft of the bone to add stability to the joint.