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  II. Osteology. 6c. The Bones of the Lower Extremity. 1. The Hip Bone. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
The hip bone is a large, flattened, irregularly shaped bone, constricted in the center and expanded above and below.
—The thicker parts of the bone consist of cancellous tissue, enclosed between two layers of compact tissue; the thinner parts, as at the bottom of the acetabulum and center of the iliac fossa, are usually semitransparent, and composed entirely of compact tissue.
—The hip bone articulates with its fellow of the opposite side, and with the sacrum and femur.
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 Hip Replacement
Hip replacement, or arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the diseased parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with new, artificial parts.
The acetabulum is a socket or cup-like structure in the pelvis, or hip bone.
During hip replacement, the surgeon removes the diseased bone tissue and cartilage from the hip joint.
www.drbathaw.com /hip.htm   (2218 words)

 Glossary search - hip bone.
The hip bone (sometimes, archaically, referred to as the innominate or "nameless" bone) is a large, irregularly shaped flat bone.
It possesses a large downward protuberance - the ischial tuberosity - which is the part of the hip bone that you sit on; in addition, the tuberosity is the origin of the hamstring muscles.
The outer surface of the hip bone possesses a large cavity, the acetabulum, into which the head of the femur fits to form the hip joint.
www.gla.ac.uk /ibls/fab/glossary/hipbone.html   (604 words)

 Questions and Answers about Hip Replacement - FCIC
Hip replacement, or arthroplasty, is a surgical procedurein which the diseased parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with new,artificial parts.
The acetabulum is a socket or cup-like structure in the pelvis,or hip bone.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful orthopaedicsurgeries performed--more than 90 percent ofpeople who have hip replacement surgery will never need revision surgery.However, because more younger people are having hip replacements, and wearingaway of the joint surface becomes a problem after 15 to 20 years, revisionsurgery is becoming more common.
www.pueblo.gsa.gov /cic_text/health/hip/hip_rpmt.htm   (1939 words)

 OHSU Health - Hip Problems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The hip is defined as the region on each side of the pelvis.
ilium - the broad, flaring portion of the hip bone (the crest of the pelvis).
The hip is one of the most stable joints in the body.
www.ohsuhealth.com /htaz/spine/disorder/hip_problems/index.cfm   (466 words)

 Fractures of the Proximal Femur (hip)
Patients with acute hip pain and normal results on plain radiographs must be assumed to have a hip fracture until proven otherwise; MRI or a technetium bone scan may be needed to confirm the diagnosis of a symptomatic, nondisplaced fracture.
Transitional bone is composed of cortical and trabecular bone.
Bone mineral density measured at the femoral neck by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry may be the best predictor of hip fracture.
www.orthoassociates.com /hipfx.htm   (4432 words)

 Rothman Institute Orthopaedics: The Hip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The hip is a ball and socket joint that acts much like a ball bearing, allowing you to turn in different directions while supporting the body.
Theoretically, cementless hip replacements should have a longer lifetime and are desirable in patients who have good enough bone quality to accommodate a cementless implant.
In rare cases, patients with uncemented hips have noted a mild degree of thigh discomfort that persists for six to twelve months after surgery during the period of bone ingrowth.
www.rothmaninstitute.com /patienteducation/joint/hip/index.html   (1381 words)

 Meriter Health Services - Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, Diseases of the Hip
Osteoarthritis of the hip is a disease which wears away the cartilage between the femoral head and the acetabulum, eventually causing the two bones to scrape against each other, raw bone on raw bone.
Osteoarthritis of the hip is a condition commonly referred to as "wear and tear" arthritis.
Hip AVN most commonly afflicts the femoral head, where the femur (or thighbone) attaches to the pelvis (or hip bone).
www.meriter.com /mhs/hospital/hip/diseases.htm   (775 words)

 Questions and Answers about Hip Replacement
The goals of hip replacement surgery are to improve mobility by relieving pain and improve function of the hip joint.
Before suggesting hip replacement surgery, the doctor is likely to try walking aids such as a cane, or non-surgical therapies such as medication and physical therapy.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful orthopaedic surgeries performed -- more than 90 percent of people who have hip replacement surgery will never need revision surgery.
www.webmd.com /content/article/5/1680_50455.htm   (2362 words)

 Total Hip Replacement - Arthritis and arthritic conditions, medications, and treatment on MedicineNet.com
Total hip replacements are performed most commonly because of progressively severe arthritis in the hip joint.
Other conditions leading to total hip replacement include bony fractures of the hip joint, rheumatoid arthritis, and death (aseptic necrosis) of the hip bone.
Hip bone necrosis can be caused by fracture of the hip, drugs (such as alcohol or prednisone and prednisolone), diseases (such as systemic lupus erythematosus), and conditions (such as kidney transplantation).
www.medicinenet.com /total_hip_replacement/page2.htm   (605 words)

 FLUORIDE & BONE: An Annotated Bibliography
Hip fractures and fluoridation in Utah's elderly population.
To understand how fluoride alters bone mass it is important to understand the differences in how fluoride affects the two types of bone of the human skeleton: trabecular bone and cortical bone.
Even though extensive bone deformities may not be found on a large scale from fluoride in water at the 1 ppm concentration, some of the early signs of the disease, such as calcifications of ligaments, joint capsules, and muscle attachments, are likely to occur.
www.slweb.org /fluoride-bone.html   (11160 words)

 Hip fracture definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Hip fracture: Broken bone in the hip, a key health problem among the elderly, usually due to a fall or other kind of trauma involving direct impact to the hip bone which has been weakened by osteoporosis.
The part of the hip most often broken is the greater trochanter (the knobby end) of the femur (the thigh bone).
In older people the leading risk factors for falls and, hence, for hip fractures include weakness; gait and balance disorders; functional, visual or cognitive impairment; and the side effects of drugs; together with the presence of hazards in the environment such as icy pavements or objects on the floor.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15292   (458 words)

 Preventing Osteoporosis, Bone Loss, Hip Fractures & Degenerative Disk Disease.
Bone is constantly undergoing the replacement of old bone with new bone in a metabolic process called "remodeling." The minerals and protein are removed by the body for use elsewhere or discarded, and new minerals and protein are replaced.
Bone is a living body component with blood vessels, nerves and the periodic replacement of cells.
Osteoporosis is the reduction in the density of the mineral salts in the bone.
www.biblelife.org /boneloss.htm   (10969 words)

 Hip Fracture
A hip fracture is a break or crack in the hip bone.
Hip fractures in the elderly are usually caused by a fall.
A hip fracture is diagnosed by a physical examination and x-rays of the injured area.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/h/hipfracture.htm   (588 words)

 Questions and Answers about Hip Replacement
Hip replacement may be problematic for people with some health problems, regardless of their age.
The hip joint is located where the upper end of the femur, or thigh bone, meets the pelvis, or hip bone.
During a traditional hip replacement, which lasts from 1 to 2 hours, the surgeon makes a 6- to 8-inch incision over the side of the hip through the muscles and removes the diseased bone tissue and cartilage from the hip joint, while leaving the healthy parts of the joint intact.
www.niams.nih.gov /hi/topics/hip/hiprepqa.htm   (3095 words)

Total hip replacement (THR) or arthroplasty, is a surgery performed to replace a severely damaged hip with an artificial joint.
The artificial joint components consist of a shell (acetubular cup) and a liner that replaces the socket of the hip joint, and a femoral head and stem that replaces the ball of the hip joint and upper part of the thigh or femur bone.
Their bone can readily attach to the implants without additional help (cement, screws) and will allow a revision surgery without severe damage to the body.
www.uic.edu /labs/brl/hip1.htm   (594 words)

 When Is A Hip Replacement Needed?
Total hip replacement can benefit individuals suffering from a variety of hip problems resulting from either wear and tear from a lifetime of activity or from disease and injury.
When the hip joint deteriorates, as a result either of arthritis or injury, the resulting pain, stiffness, and limitation of motion can be oppressive.
Bones become enlarged and weakened, with the potential of a fracture or deformity of the hip bones.
www.ehealthmd.com /library/totalhipreplacement/THR_needed.html   (480 words)

 For and against: Bone densitometry is not a good predictor of hip fracture For Against -- Wilkin et al. 323 (7316): 795 ...
Bone densitometry is widely used in osteoporosis clinics to identify people at increased risk of fracture.
Bone mineral density differences at the femoral neck and Ward's triangle: a comparison study on the reference data between Chinese and caucasian women.
The evidence at present is that bone strength lies in its bone mass, geometry, architecture, and composition.
www.bmj.com /cgi/content/full/323/7316/795   (3324 words)

 Hip Problems - Health Guide for Spine, Shoulder and Pelvis Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint that allows motion and provides stability needed to bear body weight on your legs.
There are two major bursae of the hip, both of which can be associated with stiffness and pain around the hip joint:
trochanteric bursa, located on the side of the hip and separated significantly from the actual hip joint by tissue and bone.
www.umm.edu /spine/hip.htm   (473 words)

 Hip resurfacing replacement- hip arthritis bone conserving procedure
Hip resurfacing has evolved in the last eight years.
Resurfacing a hip is similar to a total hip replacement from a surgical perspective.
Risks of hip resurfacing replacement are similar to total hip replacement.
www.hipsknees.info /hr.asp   (261 words)

 Asthma Drugs Boost Hip Fracture Risk
The researchers found that the risk of hip fracture associated with the use of inhaled corticosteroids was increased by almost 30%.
Some studies indicate that bone fractures occur in up to half the patients who use oral corticoids for longer than three consecutive months.
But evidence continues to accumulate linking accelerated bone loss resulting from the use of inhaled steroids as well, which decrease inflammation and swelling in the airways and boost the effect of bronchodilator medications.
www.webmd.com /content/article/56/65804.htm   (698 words)

 Hip replacement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The earliest recorded attempts at hip replacement (Gluck T, 1891), which were carried out in Germany, used ivory to replace the femoral head (the ball on the femur).
He presented a paper entitled 'Ivory hip replacements for ununited fractures of the neck of femur' at the conference of the British Orthopeadic Association held in London in September 1969.
San Baw's use of ivory was, at least in Burma during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s (before the illicit ivory trade became rampant, starting around the early 1990s) cheaper than metal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hip_replacement   (854 words)

 Hip Replacement - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
For example, people with chronic diseases such as those that result in severe muscle weakness or Parkinson's disease are more likely than people without chronic diseases to damage or dislocate an artificial hip.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful orthopaedic surgeries performed--more than 90 percent of people who have hip replacement surgery will never need revision surgery.
Keeping in tune with your disease or condition not only makes treatment less intimidating but also increases its chance of success, and has been shown to lower a patients risk of complications.
www.healthnewsflash.com /conditions/hip_replacement.php   (2478 words)

 Hip bone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Left hip-joint, opened by removing the floor of the acetabulum from within the pelvis.
The hip bone (or innominate bone) is a large, flattened, irregularly shaped bone, constricted in the center and expanded above and below.
This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hip_bone   (342 words)

 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on Rhapsody   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
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Formed in 1993, this Cleveland-based crew first caught the ear of Eazy-E and, subsequently, the nation.
Hear Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and similar artists on this channel.
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