Femoral Component of Prosthesis

The femoral component of the prosthesis is a part that can fit into the thigh bone. The acetabulum, a cup-shaped depression at the base of the hipbone (into which the ball-shaped head of the femur fits, forming a ball and socket joint), is drilled out and replaced with an artificial socket and the femoral prosthesis is similar in design to the femur with a head, a neck and a femoral component. The prosthesis is made of a metal alloy, usually titanium. Both prosthetic parts are held in place...

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    Full Femoral Component of Prosthesis Description

    [Continued from above] . . . by a porous surface material allowing growth of bone into the prosthesis, or sometimes, by a special glue.