Hip Implant Components
The different components that come together to make a total hip replacement implant can be considered in three different parts:
(1) The Acetabular Cup
(2) The Femoral Head
(3) The Femoral Stem
Within these three parts, there may be several sub-components that make up that entire part. For example on the schematic image on the right, the femoral stem may be composed of two different components: the stem body and the stem neck.
The components used can also differ in their material; the most commonly used hip implant materials are Cobalt-Chromium, Titanium, Stainless Steel, Polyethylene and Ceramic.