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A prosthesis can help you regain your former mobility
Talk to your doctor to find out if a prosthesis might be right for you.
How does your hip work?
The hip is the joint that connects the thigh to the pelvis. It consists of the femoral head on the femur side and the acetabular cavity on the pelvis side. In a healthy hip joint, the hip bones are covered with articular cartilage, which protects the bone and makes movement between the joint surfaces easier during hip movements. Cartilage wears out not only over the years but also with use.
What is hip osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a disease characterized by degenerative and chronic wear and tear of the articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint condition and the first symptoms generally appear from the age of 40-50 years. It may develop earlier, particularly in the presence of aggravating factors (obesity, imperfect joint structure osteoporosis, repetitive movements).
What is a hip prosthesis?
Total hip arthroplasty aims to replace bone and cartilage worn out by osteoarthritis through the insertion of a prosthesis.
The hip prosthesis consists of four components made of metal, ceramic or polyethylene.
The cup (metal) is used to replace the worn cartilage of the acetabulum.
The ceramic or polyethylene insert is inserted into the cup and allows the head to articulate.
The ceramic or metal femoral head replaces the native femoral head and is attached to the cone of the femoral stem. It articulates with the insert to form the joint. It articulates with the insert to form the joint.
The femoral stem (metal) is implanted in the femur.
Your hip is unique
The anatomy of the hip can be complex and can vary greatly from one individual to another. There are numerous variations in bone shape that may be dependent on size, sex, physical activity and traumatic after-effects.
Your hip is therefore unique and unlike any other. When a hip prosthesis is fitted, it is essential to be able to restore the very specific shape of the femur and the hip joint, in order to be able to regain the most natural hip function and mobility possible.
A prosthesis that's unique, just like you
The standard prosthesis ranges are composed of several sizes but have a unique shape that corresponds to an average anatomical size.
Conversely, the personalized INDIVIDUAL HIP™ prosthesis faithfully matches the shape of your femur, reproduces the length of your leg and restores the muscular balance of your hip. You benefit from an implant adapted to your anatomy enabling you to regain your mobility and a normal life.
The prosthesis adapts to you and not the other way around.
How is your prosthesis made?
Symbios, based on a 3D model of your femur from a CT scan, designs and manufactures a personalized prosthesis specifically for your femur. The personalized implants are then manufactured on a just-in-time basis for delivery a few weeks later to the hospital for your operation.
Enjoy your new hip
In order to maximise the life span of your new hip, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by your surgeon and respect these simple rules to avoid potential complications:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Stay active and healthy
- Avoid excessive physical activity
- Go for regular health check-ups
And above all…Enjoy life with your new hip!
Discover a few amazing stories of patients
who have regained their mobility thanks to Symbios
Reconnect with your passions
as Jason (44 years old) did by returning to youth football coaching following his successful Symbios personalized hip surgery.
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