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LimaCorporate - Orthopaedic Emotion

LimaCorporate - Orthopaedic Emotion: LimaCorporate is the Italian multinational in orthopaedics and traumatology. For over 60 years Lima has been present in the medical field with implantable prostheses for knee, hip, shoulder and small joints arthroplasty. LimaCorporate's main objective is to produce a complete system of interchangeable modules to better adapt the implant to each patient's needs, thus reducing surgery time and improving functional rehabilitation. LimaCorporate is strongly committed to internationalization, and has 14 foreign Subsidiaries worldwide alongside its modern production facilities in Italy and the Republic of San Marino..

Prosthetic implants

Prosthetic implants

Most people have a hip replacement because the cartilage between the bones in their hip has worn away.
A hip replacement means that the damaged hip joint is removed and replaced with parts made from biomaterials such as special metal alloys, ceramics and polymers.

In an arthritic hip, the damaged ball, or upper end of the femur called the femoral head, is replaced by a metal or ceramic ball attached to a metal stem that is fitted into the femur (with or without cement), and a plastic or ceramic liner fitted into a metal socket is implanted into the pelvis, replacing the damaged acetabulum.
Using a combination of metal or ceramic together with plastic (polyethylene), the surgeon creates a new ball and socket joint which is designed to glide smoothly and painlessly.

There are many different designs of hip arthroplasties. On the acetabular side, there are cups made out of special metal alloys to aid in fixation with and without bone screws or to be used with bone cement. On the femoral side, the type and size of the prosthetic stem is choosen by the surgeon depending on the bone quality and the age and demands of the patient.


The following information is provided about hip replacement in general. It is not intended to provide recommendations regarding your medical care or if hip replacement is appropriate for you. Your orthopaedic surgeon is responsible for all recommendations and decisions about your medical care if you and your surgeon decide that hip replacement is appropriate for you. The following information also does not provide a complete or full discussion of the specifics of hip replacement surgery; the prosthesis that may be used; your care before, during, and after surgery; or the potential complications associated with hip surgery and your particular condition. Depending upon your particular condition, some of the general information provided may not be applicable to you. You will need to discuss the specifics of your case with your surgeon. LimaCorporate does not guarantee any specific results, recovery or rehabilitation. WARNING: Please remember the information on this document is for educational purposes only and should not be used to make a decision on a condition or a procedure. All decisions should be made in conjunction with your surgeon and your primary care provider. The people appearing in the photographs on this publication are models and used for illustrative purposes only