Does bone grow around the ball after a hip replacement?

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I had a partial hip replacement on 11/29/17 and am doing well. I want to know if bone grows around the implant and does that keep it in place?

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It depends on the proceedure the surgeon uses. Sometimes the spike attached to the ball is driven down into the bone and the bone grows into it. Others will cenent the shaft in.
I have one of each and can't give an opinion as they feel the same.
Whichever method is used recovery will be similar. Depending on age and motivation recovery will take from 3 to 12 months. You should be able to be fully. functionand do things like putting your shoes on independently
Glad you are doing well keep up the good work. By now you should be pretty independent.
Thank you so much.
I don't believe that bone grows on the ball. The shaft (connected to the ball) is pushed into the bone and is held there by pressure and can be either cemented or not. The bone grows around the shaft. The ball will stay in a round shape because it is metal. It moves in the socket of your pelvis.
The reason that you have a replacement is because the ball of your bone has flattened and can't move freely in the socket without pain.
You are correct Sue there is no bony growth around the ball it is just the shaft. The surgeon puts some kind of lining in the socket and the ball size is chosen to fit into that.
The joint has to function smoothly just as the original natural one did or movement will be limited and /or painful.
Exercise and strengthening the muscles is essential for a full recovery. I can still touch my toes (just)!!!
Thank you to everyone. I'm doing well. Not important but I wonder if I'll ever be able to do the child's pose in Yoga again. I'm walking quite a bit so that's good exercise I think. :)
I just had a hip replacement Jan 22. The first 4 weeks were awful. Now at week 6 I am still getting there but happy with my progress.
It was hard surgery!
And no I don’t think bone grows in the capsule. The surgeon replaces this area.
Suzy, why not ask your orthopaedic surgeon if it's okay for you to start working on the child's pose? And please do take a picture of his face when you ask him - it'll go viral on YouTube.

Seriously - gently does it, see how you go, don't push any pose that feels at all wrong, and who knows? Time and patience...
I worked as a Surgical Tech for 38 years and I can tell you that the bone does not grow over the ball. I does grow around the implant in the femoral shaft. Since you had a partial replacement it was probably the femoral head that was replaced and the acetabulum or the hip socket must of looked good so there was no need to replace it. Good luck on your recovery. My husband had both a hip replacement and knee replacement. He said the hip was much easier to recover from then the knee. But don't try the child's pose until the doctor tells you too. Hips can dislocate if you do it before the muscles and tendons heal.
Back in my hospital nursing days on the post-op floor, the total hip replacement patients were told to not sit cross legged or with the surgical leg crossed up and over the other leg (like a man sits). That was to not put pressure at the surgical area so it wouldn't "pop out" of the socket (a frightening thought). As I remember, it would need to be put back in surgically. (Bummer!)

My mom has had both hips done and is still walking (with help and a walker) at 95. Her hips will live on forever.

Just had a strange thought. When mom is cremated, will the hip appliances remain intact? (Not melt?) Sheesh, sort of morbid. Sorry.

It gives a new meaning to "scattering the ashes" (and hips).

Sick humor Sue. 😳

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