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Femoral Component of Prosthesis

Last Updated: Feb 6, 2015

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. Themycontentbreak prosthesis is made of a metal alloy, usually titanium. Both prosthetic parts are held in place by a porous surface material allowing growth of bone into the prosthesis, or sometimes, by a special glue.