Application of the hip

Written by: Dr. Javier Vaquero Martín
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Hip Prosthesis Specialists in Trauma explain that l to hip is a joint throughout life can suffer different specific pathologies. It depends on the age of the person and his health hip affected in one way or another.

The main pathologies hip suffered throughout life are:

  • At birth, the most common injury is dislocation or hip dysplasia.
  • In growth, epifisiolistesis.
  • In the adult stage necrosis of the femoral head or rheumatic arthritis.
  • In the elderly are the most common injury of the femoral neck fractures caused by osteoporosis.

Over the years, many diseases will lead to a degeneration of the joint and joint destruction which is primarily manifested by severe groin pain, limitation of motion and lameness.



The ideal treatment for the final stages of osteoporosis after age 50 is the total hip replacement. It is one of the most successful surgeries in medicine, and provides an improved quality of life for patients.

Although the length of the hip prosthesis is not eternal, over 90% of the prosthesis continue to operate seamlessly past 10 years.

In Spain more than 30,000 hip replacement operations are performed annually.


Recovery operation hip

Recovery intervention hip prosthesis is very rapid. 48h. after surgery the patient starts walking with the aid of two canes which may be omitted from the month.

The hip replacement surgery can restore normal life and even some moderate sport, like golf or tennis.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Javier Vaquero Martín
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Vaquero Martin is a leading orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery Otropédica. It is a leader in the fields of hip and knee, as well as Sports Medicine, among others. There have been many publications in national and international magazines, and has more than 500 communications courses and conferences. Dr. Vaquero, also has formed in hospitals in different European countries like France and Italy.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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