A medical team at Al-Kafeel Specialist Hospital announced that it had successfully performed a partial hip replacement operation to a 70-year-old patient.
The specialist in orthopedics, fractures and joints at the hospital, Dr. Ahmad Ni'mah Al-Ta'i, said: “Our medical team has succeeded in partial hip replacement surgery for a 72-year-old patient,” explaining that the patient was suffering from a fracture in the right thigh bone.
He added: "A special type of joint is used in which (bone cement) is used, which allows the patient to stand and move on the next day of the operation, thus preventing the complications of a fracture of the thigh bone represented by blood clotting and bed ulcers, and other complications that affect the patient if he stays in bed for long periods of time due to the fracture. "
Dr. Al-Ta’i added, "When the patient's thigh bone upper part ends with necrosis, this makes stabilization operations unsuccessful for such fractures, and to ensure patient safety and speed up the healing process, we perform joint replacement surgery."
He explained: “The partial joint replacement operation is a process in which a part of the thigh bone is replaced, leaving the pelvis or the hip cup as it is without replacement,” noting that: “We conduct such fractures' operations at Al-Kafeel Hospital with very modern techniques, as they are performed through a small incision does not exceed (7) cm. And physiotherapy is done by a special system that helps the patient return to a normal state in a short time. "