Hip Hemiarthroplasty (Bipolar)

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Hip Hemiarthroplasty (Bipolar)

This surgical procedure replaces the head of a damaged femur with an implant designed to stabilize the femur and restore hip function. Unlike total hip replacement, in which both the ball of the femur and the hip socket are replaced, in this procedure, only the ball is replaced.

What is a hip hemiarthroplasty?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a hip hemiarthroplasty, including accessing the joint, preparing the femur, placing the implant, and end of procedure. When the procedure is complete, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical staples and a bandage is applied. The patient will typically require a hospital stay of three to seven days, and will need physical therapy.