What are hip replacements made of?


Hip prosthetics consist of a ball and socket that are made from metal, ceramic, or polyethylene plastic. The most common configurations include metal-on-plastic, ceramic-on-ceramic, metal-on-metal, ceramic-on-metal, and ceramic-on-plastic. An orthopedic surgeon will determine the most appropriate type of hip replacement device based on the patient’s weight, height, age, level of activity, and the reason for replacement.

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