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Dr. Chaudhary Explains a Total Hip Replacement

Dr. Hal Chaudhary, a total hip and knee replacement specialist, takes you through the process of a total hip replacement.


Hi. My name's Dr. Hal Chaudhary, hip and knee replacement specialist here at Beacon Orthopaedics, and I would like to go over a hip replacement model and explain some of the details about it. This is your basic hip replacement.

You have two main components: a thermal component and an acetabular component. People would say perhaps a ball and a socket. The final component that we commonly implant is made of ceramic. It is pink in color, just like you see in the model here. And it articulates with a polyethylene or a plastic socket. And it fits together like this.

We do the hip replacement through an anterior approach so we don't have to cut any muscle or tendon. The femoral component and the acetabular component are fixed with what we call bone ingrowth technology. So the implants themselves have a coating that the bone has affinity for, and there's no cement. After the bone is appropriately prepared we can tap these implants in and then they grow into the bone for long term stability. So, that's your basics of a hip replacement.

Haleem Chaudhary, M.D.

Dr. Haleem Chaudhary is an accomplished total joint specialist providing a range of expert care. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive anterior approach total hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and knee and hip replacement revisions. Prior to joining Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Chaudhary served as the Total Joint Program Director at the University of Toledo Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Chaudhary was born and raised in Toledo, OH and earned his medical degree at The University of Cincinnati. Before joining Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 2009, Dr. Chaudhary completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, OH. He was fellowship trained in adult joint reconstruction surgery from the prestigious Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Alexandria, VA. Haleem is married to Dr. Rekha Chaudhary, who is a doctor of hematology and oncology at The University of Cincinnati Medical Center. They have three beautiful children together, two sons, Jay and Sammy, and one daughter, Alisha. For his patient’s convenience, Dr. Chaudhary makes himself available to see patients at four of our Beacon locations; in Ohio, at our Miamisburg, Summit Woods, and Beacon West locations and in Kentucky at our Beacon NKY location. He performs his surgical procedures at the Beacon Ambulatory Surgery Center in Sharonville, OH.  Dr. Haleem Chaudhary also has privileges at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.

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