Ceramic Hip Replacement:  Facts to Know


During hip replacement surgery, artificial materials are used to replace the ball and socket portion of the hip joint. Hip joints can be replaced using ceramic, plastic, or metal.

In order to reduce the wear and tear frequently associated with metal, ceramic, which is a high-strength, scratch-resistant, low-friction material, is used instead.

Learn what to anticipate from a ceramic hip replacement procedure in the next paragraphs, as well as when a specialist might advise ceramic over other materials.