Hip Replacement - Are ligaments repaired?
After several years of worsening OA and trying all the non-surgical suggestions, I'm now in the market for a THR. I've done quite a lot of research, including watching several videos of the actual operations. One thing I noticed when looking at the hip anatomy is that the joint is completely surrounded by ligaments. In the videos I've watched, it seems that although the surgeon has to cut (or in one case actually remove part of) at least one (iliofemoral) ligament, it didn't look like it was repaired/replaced when finishing the operation. Does anyone know if this is true? Do they do away with some ligament when performing a THR?