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Hip Reconstruction: Which Options Are Available?

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Dr. Audrey Tsao describes the different types of hip replacement reconstructions currently available. Dr. Tsao has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1994 and practices at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona.

Dr. Tsao:
There are several different types of hip reconstructions that you can get. If your initial problem is a fracture of the hip often times you can get a bipolar hip replacement, which is a stem that goes into the thighbone in your femur with a cap that goes inside your own socket.

If you have an arthritic problem often times you will get a complete or a total hip replacement. That involves a stem that goes into your thighbone or your femur with a socket or an acetabular component and the motion in the hip is between the two artificial pieces.

A third type of reconstruction which has become more recently available is a hip resurfacing, and the idea behind a hip resurfacing is to save more bone and it resurfaces or redoes the top of the ball and the stem does not go as far into the thighbone. A socket is also placed in and the mating between the top and the bottom is the artificial resurfacing head and socket

About Dr. Audrey K. Tsao, M.D.:
Audrey Tsao received her engineering degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She attended medical school at Cornell University and completed her orthopaedic residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. She returned to Johns Hopkins University to complete a fellowship in Arthritis and Adult reconstruction surgery.

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Conditions: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Related Terms: Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Partial Hip Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Reconstruction, Knee Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Physical Therapy

Health Care Provider: Banner Boswell, Boswell Medical Center, Banner Boswell Medical Center

Locations: East Valley, Surprise, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Phoenix, Sun City, Arizona, 85351

Expert: Dr. Audrey Tsao, Dr. Audrey K. Tsao, M.D., Audrey Tsao, M.D, Orthopedic Surgeon Audrey Tsao, Dr. Tsao

Expertise: Orthopedic Surgery, Arthritis, Osteoarthris, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Partial Hip Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Knee Reconstruction, Hip Reconstruction, Muscle Sparing Surgery

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