History of Total Hip Prosthesis

History of Total Hip Prosthesis

History of Total Hip Prosthesis :

1891

Dr. Gluck performs first reported attempt at a hip replacement with ivory used to replace the femoral head

1940

Austin Moore performs first metallic hip replacement surgery (hemiarthroplasty) with a proximal femoral replacement bolted to the femur

1952

Austin Moore prosthesis developed 

History of Total Hip Prosthesis
History of Total Hip Prosthesis

1960s

Sir John Charnley introduces concept of low friction arthroplasty
concept
termed “low friction” as a small femoral head was used to reduce wear
components
– metal femoral stem
– polyethylene acetabular component
– acrylic bone cement

History of Total Hip Prosthesis
History of Total Hip Prosthesis

About the author: Dr. Tushar Mehta

An Orthopaedic Surgeon who is a blend of academic excellence and entrepreneurship with interest in all aspects of Bones and Joints. contach him at [email protected]

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