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 All You Need to Know About Hip Replacement

All You Need to Know About Hip Replacement

by Stephanie Meadows
The hip joint is one the largest joints of the body, and serves in movement as the thigh moves forward and backward. The hip joint also rotates when sitting and with changes of direction while walking. The hip is where the ball of the thigh bone (femur) joins the pelvis at a socket called the acetabulum. There is cartilage covering both the bone of the femur and the acetabulum of the pelvis in the hip joint. A joint lining tissue, called synovium, surrounds the hip joint. The synovial tissue produces fluid that lubricates the joint and provides nutrients to the cartilage of the joint.

Hip Replacement and How to Recover

Hip Replacement and How to Recover

by Stephanie Meadows
Most hip replacements in middle-aged patients are due to degenerative arthritis caused by wear-and-tear. The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show. The growing number of cases of arthritis is a major factor in the increase of hip replacement surgeries performed.

Newer Approach to Total Hip Replacement Means Added Patient Benefits

Newer Approach to Total Hip Replacement Means Added Patient Benefits

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Anterior total hip replacement surgery is often a life changing surgery for patients. See how this newer approach to the proven procedure has many significant benefits for total hip replacement patients.

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About Us

For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.