Description: This set of medical illustrations features the steps performed in a total hip joint replacement surgery. The first image shows the location of the incision. The second drawing shows the dislocation of the hip and the removal of the femoral head with a bone saw. The third image shows the enlargement of the acetabulum with an acetabular reamer in preparation for the insertion of the prosthesis. The fourth drawing shows the placement of the acetabular prosthesis with two screws. The fifth image shows the placement of the femoral prosthesis with a mallet.
Last Updated: Apr 3rd, 2009