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Partial Hip Replacement Surgery
Partial hip replacement surgery is a procedure that replaces the diseased head of the femur with an artificial ball joint to restore mobility and relieve hip pain.
The most common form of partial hip replacement is called a bipolar prosthesis, which uses a two head design to provide an improved range of hip movement. The bipolar prosthesis is often recommended as an intermediate step before total hip replacement, another surgical specialization of Colorado Joint Replacement.
Partial hip replacement surgery typically takes a few hours and patients can expect to stay in the hospital for a few days.
What You Can Expect
Results of hip prosthesis have been excellent. The operation relieves pain and stiffness symptoms, and more than 80% of patients can walk without assistance following surgical recovery. In fact, many people are up on their feet only a day after surgery.
Positioning is very important after partial hip replacement surgery to reduce stress and displacement. A new hip may not have the same range of movement as the original joint, but most patients are able to return to their previous level of activity. Our physicians and specialists will discuss all special precautions before and after any procedure to ensure optimal patient outcome.
Is partial hip replacement right for you?
To determine if you may be a candidate for partial hip replacement surgery, call Colorado Joint Replacement at 720-524-1367 to schedule a consultation.
Patients will receive an extensive pre-operative evaluation of their hip(s) to determine if they are indeed a candidate for hip replacement or another procedure. The evaluation includes an assessment of the degree of patient disability, impact on lifestyle, pre-existing medical conditions, and an evaluation of heart and lung function.
Once the evaluation is complete, our physicians can create a customized treatment plan to address a patient's individual needs.