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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..

Joint pathologies

Joint pathologies

There are differences between degenerative (age-related, wear), inflammatory (joint degeneration by inflammatory arthritic desease, see below), traumatic (fracture, muscle or legement rupture) and posttraumatic disorders (joint incongruencies after healed fractures or bone necrosis, see below) of a joint. They all end in a joint incongruency, affecting daily painfree use.

OSTEOARTHRITIS: This is an age-related “wear and tear” type of arthritis. It usually occurs in people 50 years of age and older, but may occur in younger people, too. The cartilage that cushions the bones wears away and the bones then rub against each other. Over time, the joint slowly becomes stiff and painful. Unfortunately, there is no way today to prevent the development of osteoarthritis. It is a common reason people undergo joint replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis may also be caused or accelerated by subtle irregularities in how the joint developed in childhood.

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: This is a disease in which the synovial membrane that surrounds the joint becomes inflammated and thickened. This is an autoimmune process that can damage the cartilage and eventually cause cartilage loss, pain, and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of a group of disorders termed “inflammatory arthritis".

POST-TRAUMATIC ARTHRITIS: This can follow a serious joint injury like fractures and / or muscle/legamentous tears. Fractures of the bones that make up the joints may damage the articular cartilage over time resulting in joint incongruency followed by degeneration of the cartilage because of eccentric wear. This can causes pain and limited joint function.

Special hip joint pathologies

AVASCULAR NECROSIS : Dislocation, fracture or infraction of the femoral head due to trauma may damage the blood supply to the femoral head. This is called avascular necrosis. The surface of the femoral head collapses and joint incongruency and secondary osteoarthritis can result.

CHILDHOOD HIP DISEASE : There are some specific childhood hip diseases, like dysplastic hip syndrome. Even though these conditions can be successfully treated conservatively or surgically during childhood, the risk of causing osteoarthritis later on in their life is increased because the hip did not grow normally, resulting in incongruent joint surfaces.


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