Another condition that can lead to a patient requiring a joint replacement is a condition called congenital hip dysplasia. What happens here is actually congenital issue where the pelvis itself is malformed. Okay. This can result in under coverage of the femoral head in the socket leading to early degenerative changes in the hip and erosion of the cartilage surface. This condition is more common in females, and is the most common reason for younger patients to require joint replacement surgery.
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