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Hemiarthroplasty

If you need a Hemiarthroplasty, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What Is A Hemiarthroplasty?

Surgeons perform hemiarthroplasty to replace one half of a joint, specifically the articular surface of one bone, while preserving the other half. Surgeons frequently conduct this procedure when hip fractures or severe degenerative joint disease predominantly affect one side of the joint. This differs from PIP Joint Arthroplasty which involves surgically replacing a damaged or diseased proximal interphalangeal joint. 

Hemiarthroplasty Key Points

Surgeons perform hemiarthroplasty actively, replacing the femoral head with a prosthetic implant while maintaining the integrity of the acetabulum. Moreover, this procedure restores joint function, alleviates pain, and enhances mobility. They access the damaged femoral head through a hip incision, securely attaching a metal or ceramic implant to the remaining bone. Physicians recommend Hermiarthroplasty for older individuals with displaced hip fractures or specific cases of hip joint degeneration where the femoral head is primarily affected. Rehabilitation programs focus on promoting healing and strength regain through exercises. While hemiarthroplasty may not suit all hip conditions, it is typically reserved for cases where the acetabulum remains healthy. Total hip replacement may be considered for younger patients or extensive joint damage.

Hemiarthroplasty Risks

As with all surgical procedures, hemiarthroplasty presents potential risks and complications, such as infection, blood clots, implant dislocation, leg length discrepancy, and prosthetic wear over time. Consulting with an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement procedures is essential to determine the most appropriate treatment approach for your specific condition and individual circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to speak to an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Specialist, give us a call at 817-697-4038, or contact us over the web. Tele-medicine appointments are also available.

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