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What are some other conditions that could lead to joint replacement?

Another condition that can lead to a patient requiring a joint replacement is a condition called congenital hip dysplasia, a congenital issue where the pelvis itself is malformed. This means that the femoral head (the “ball” on your thigh bone) is not completely covered by the bones in the hip “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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