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Dual Mobility Hip Replacement is a modified form of Hip Replacement developed in France. Mr Freedman is highly trained in this procedure and feels that it offers particular advantages to certain groups of patients.
A dual mobility (DM) hip replacement is different to other hip replacements in that the hip joint consists of two balls (femoral heads) that are designed to move one inside the other. The result is that the overall joint is very stable – the movement (articulation) of the small ball inside the bigger ball allows excellent range of movement, while reducing the chance that the hip joint could dislocate.
Dual Mobility hip replacement can be implanted via the Anterior Approach, but Mr Freedman feels that when using the anterior approach, a dual mobility prosthesis is generally not necessary. Anterior Hip Replacements are usually extremely stable without the need to introduce more moving parts. However, for patients where Mr Freedman is inclined to use a different surgical approach to the hip (such as a posterior or lateral approach) using a dual mobility design is very useful and often favoured. Mr Freedman is particularly inclined to suggest this option in large patients where the anterior approach may not be preferred but where added stability is required.
Patients with dysplasia or other unusual anatomy or patients who require revision (i.e re-do) surgery are also usually excellent candidates for Dual Mobility Hip Replacement.
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Please contact our rooms of you wish to discuss dual mobility hip replacement or any other orthopaedic query.