Monthly Archives: December 2015


Hip Replacement History

Hip Replacement History – Early Years This post details hip replacement history. When the first hip replacements were attempted, surgeries were not total but hemi-arthroplasty or partial hip replacement. The results were unsatisfactory. Late 1800s, early 1900s – Surgeons used various tissues, fascia lata, skin, pig bladder and submucosa between […]

Hip Replacement History

Parts of the Hip

The hip is the body’s second largest weight-bearing joint (after the knee). It is a ball and socket joint where the leg and hip bone meet. All the parts of the hip work together so you can move in a number of ways (range of motion). Damage to any component […]