Partial Hip Replacement

Partial hip replacement is also known as hip hemiarthroplasty. It is a surgical procedure where the ball or femoral head of the damaged hip joint is replaced. The socket (or acetabulum) is not replaced. By contrast, in total hip replacement, the socket is also replaced with a prosthetic implant.

Broken and fractured hips – often caused by a traumatic hip injury – are the primary reason for partial hip replacement, where the ball needs replacing but the socket is still strong. While hemiarthroplasty is not typically a treatment for degenerative arthritis in the hip joint, total hip replacement surgery is.

Partial hip replacement and total hip replacement generally treat two different types of issues. Partial hip replacement usually treats an injury to the hip, whereas total hip replacement is the treatment for degenerative arthritis of the hip. Partial hip replacement isn’t a treatment for bone disease. This is because when the ball of the hip joint is arthritic the hip socket has generally degenerated and become unstable, making a total hip replacement necessary.

Signature Medical Group’s practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience, and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

For more information on a partial hip replacement, contact one of our many St. Louis or Kansas City orthopedic specialists today.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who specialize in this treatment.

James E. Schaberg, MD

James E. Schaberg

O'Fallon, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Michael J. Latteier, MD

Michael J. Latteier

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement

Robert P. Bruce, MD

Robert P. Bruce

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Robert H. Sigmund, MD

Robert H. Sigmund

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
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Locations

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
Get directions
314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics - South County

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311

Formerly Premier Care Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon
9323 Phoenix Village Pkwy
Winghaven
O'Fallon, MO 63368
Get directions
636-561-0871

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225