Hip hemiarthroplasty

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking



Patient Data

Age: 90 years
Gender: Male

Left hemiarthroplasty is normally aligned and there is no periprosthetic fracture.

Case Discussion

Hemiarthroplasty of the hip is one of the surgical treatments for femoral neck fractures, replacing the head due to the high risk of post-traumatiic avascular necrosis.

This prosthesis is a bipolar hemiarthroplasty which can be converted to a total hip arthroplasty in the future. The large prosthetic head can be removed and a smaller one attached to the femoral stem and an acetabular cup prosthesis is inserted.

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Case information

rID: 37705
Published: 19th Jun 2015
Last edited: 11th Sep 2018
Tag: hip, bipolar
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