Hip hemiarthroplasty is a procedure used to treat hip joint problems that is like a total hip replacement but only part of the hip is replaced. This procedure is typically used to repair a broken or fractured hip but can also be used to treat a hip damaged by arthritis.
When do you require hip arthroplasty?
Hip Arthroplasty is suggested for hip conditions that do not respond to non-surgical measures. It helps soothe problems related to hip/groin pain, stiffness or severe hip fracture.
It is helpful in treating conditions such as:
- Dysplasia: Hip socket is abnormally shallow that puts more stress on the labrum and makes it susceptible to tearing.
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI): Extra bone develops along the acetabulum or femoral head. This overgrowth is called spurs damaging the soft tissues of the hip.
- Snapping hip syndromes: Tendon rubs across the outside of the joint and gets damaged from repeated rubbing.
- Loose bodies: Fragments of cartilage or bone become loose and move within the joint.
- Synovitis: Tissues surrounding the joints become inflamed.