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A general chat between surgeons about Hip and Shoulder arthritis and replacements. Whilst a hip replacement is more common than a shoulder replacement, there are some similarities, but also some major differences between the two. Some patients require both hip and shoulder replacements. Join Dr Chien-Wen Liew (Hip and Knee Replacements) and Dr Raymond Yu (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist) as they have a casual discussion about hip and shoulder replacements. What’s new, and what they do. 

What is the function of a labrum?

Both a shoulder and a hip have a labrum. They are there to provide stability to the joint, but the hip is a far more stable joint than a shoulder. Shoulder labral repairs are much more common than hip labra repairs. A shoulder labral repair is often performed when a shoulder dislocates. 

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