An artificial hip joint is usually implanted because the joint cartilage is worn. This may be due to advanced age, to a misalignment that in the long run causes an imbalanced load distribution, to blood flow disorders or to injuries (such as a femoral neck fracture).

Depending on the type of disorder, the activity level of the patient and the bone quality, the most suitable implant model is selected and fixated in the bone.

The menu on the left offers detailed information on the various prosthetic components and types of implant and anchorage.