Partial Hip Replacements

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Partial Hip Replacement Overview

A partial hip replacement treats a fractured or diseased hip that causes pain and decreases the quality of life. Part of the femur (leg bone) is removed and replaced with metal and plastic components. Carolina Orthopaedics and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) partial hip replacement patients quickly return to normal activities with minimal to no restrictions. Learn more about our orthopedic hip surgery options.

How is a Partial Hip Replacement Performed?

This procedure is essentially the first part of a total hip replacement. The inpatient procedure is performed under regional or general anesthesia. A CONA specialist:

  1. Begins surgery. Soft tissues are delicately retraced so the hip joint can be visualized.
  2. Prepares the joint. Damaged bone is carefully removed. The femur is prepared for implants.
  3. Creates a new hip. A perfectly sized stem is bonded to the hallow part of the femur. A plastic ball is placed and secured on the stem. A physical examination is performed to ensure the components move smoothly.

Dissolvable sutures close deep and superficial tissue layers. Skin staples close the skin. A sterile dressing is placed over the surgical site. A comfortable hip immobilizer holds the hip in anatomical position to reduce pain and discomfort. Total procedure time is 1-2 hours.

What Conditions Does This Procedure Treat?

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Hip fractures
  • Localized osteoarthritis
  • Posttraumatic arthritis

This procedure is often performed after an accident, injury or fall.

What are the Advantages of Partial Hip Replacement?

Partial hip replacement advantages include:

  • A quicker recovery
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Less surgical trauma

It should be noted that this procedure is not for everyone and total hip replacement is an effective procedure that benefits many patients.

What Should I Expect During Recovery?

A 1-3 night overnight hospital stay is recommended. Pain is monitored and controlled, infection precautions are taken. Physical therapy begins the day of surgery and continues throughout recovery. The patient rests at home for about two weeks. A CONA specialist sees the patient 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months after surgery. Strength and flexibility are accessed and x-rays are taken.


South Carolina Orthopedic Hip Surgery Locations

Spartanburg, South Carolina

1330 Boiling Springs Rd, Ste 1600
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Directions to Spartanburg

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us: (864) 501-0541

Duncan, South Carolina

115 Deacon Tiller Ct.
Duncan, SC 29334
Directions to Duncan

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us: (864) 362-3461

Greenville, South Carolina

220 Roper Mountain Road Ext
Greenville, SC 29615
Directions To Greenville

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us: (864) 582-6396

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