Partial Hip Replacement or Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty
Introduction: Partial hip replacement, also known as hemiarthroplasty of the hip, is a specialized procedure where only half of the hip joint is addressed. Specifically, the femoral head (the ball portion of the joint) is replaced, while the acetabulum (the socket cavity of the hip) remains untouched.
Indications for Partial Hip Replacement: Partial hip replacement is typically recommended for elderly patients with a fractured femoral neck. In cases where the patient’s lifespan is limited or significant preexisting comorbidities are present, this focused approach is considered appropriate.
Procedure and Approach: The approach and surgical procedure for partial hip replacement are similar to that of total hip replacement. However, the crucial difference lies in the type of implant used. The femoral head is replaced with a specific implant suited for this partial procedure. Due to the focused nature of the surgery, partial hip replacement generally takes less time than total hip replacement.
Complications and Precautions: Following the procedure, patients are advised to be mindful of the same complications and precautions as those after total hip replacement. Careful post-operative management and adherence to rehabilitation guidelines are crucial for a successful recovery.
At Dr. Sunil Choudhary’s Clinic, we specialize in providing personalized and advanced hip replacement solutions to address our patients’ unique needs. Our expertise in partial hip replacement ensures that elderly patients with femoral neck fractures receive optimal care and improved mobility for a better quality of life. Rest assured, your joint health is in the hands of a skilled and compassionate team dedicated to delivering the best possible outcomes.