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Dr. CW Ackermann
Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Hip Specialist Cape town
Dr Ackermann is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and specialist. He is the Best Hip and Knee Surgeon in Cape town, South Africa. His place of work and practice is at blaauwberg hospital in Cape town, Western Cape. Hip Procedures
Bipolar/Hemi Hip Replacement

Bipolar/Hemi Hip Replacement preserves the socket while replacing only the thighbone side. This procedure addresses hip issues by replacing the damaged portion, providing relief and improved function.

Indications and Benefits

  • If hip pain is getting in the way of your daily routine, we're here to help.

  • We understand the discomfort and limitations it brings to your activities.

  • Our approach aims to lessen your need for pain medication and boost your overall well-being.

  • By addressing your hip pain, we aim to improve your health and activity levels for a better quality of life.

Consultation Process

Dr. CW Ackermann's consultation process is specialised and thorough, ensuring your comfort and understanding every step of the way.

The welcoming atmosphere invites you to discuss your daily mobility and any concerns, with detailed explanations provided by Dr. CW Ackermann. You will change into comfortable attire for a series of gentle exercises, including examining the way you walk, allowing Dr. CW Ackermann to assess your strength and mobility.

Afterward, you'll receive insight into whether further external examinations are necessary. Dr. CW Ackermann’s admin team efficiently handles medical aid plans and reminds you of external follow-up appointments.

In the second consultation, Dr. CW Ackermann explains your diagnosis comprehensively, offers medication if needed, and discusses potential procedures or management solutions.

Procedure Process

Bipolar/Hemi Hip Replacement surgery is a carefully orchestrated process aimed at alleviating discomfort and improving mobility in your hip:

  1. Preparation: Before the surgery, you'll receive thorough guidance and support to ensure you're fully prepared, mentally, and physically, for the procedure ahead.

  2. Anaesthesia: You'll be gently sedated by our experienced anaesthesia team, ensuring you're comfortable and pain-free throughout the surgery.

  3. Incision: A small incision is made on the affected side of your hip, allowing our surgeons access to the joint while minimising discomfort and promoting optimal healing.

  4. Hip Replacement: The damaged portion of your hip joint is replaced with specialised artificial components chosen to restore function and provide lasting relief.

  5. Implant Placement: Our skilled surgeons carefully secure the new components in place, ensuring stability and functionality for improved hip function.

  6. Closure: Your incision is meticulously closed using advanced techniques, promoting proper healing, and minimising scarring.

Following the procedure, our compassionate team will closely monitor your recovery, providing personalised care and support every step of the way. Through gentle rehabilitation and targeted therapy, we'll work together to help you regain strength and mobility in your hip joint, allowing you to return to the activities you love with confidence and comfort.


  • Our team is experienced in helping you manage any pain and focuses on getting you moving comfortably in the short term.

  • In the long run, you can expect improved mobility and less need for pain medication, which can enhance your overall quality of life.

Expected Outcome, Risks and Complications, Alternatives, and Patient Eligibility

  • Our goal is to provide short-term relief and long-term improvement in your ability to move comfortably.

  • Our team will explore other options, like treatments that preserve your joints and physiotherapy, to find what works best for you.

  • Your eligibility for treatment is carefully assessed to ensure it's the right choice for your needs.

  • CW Ackermann keeps up to date with the latest advancements to ensure you receive the best possible care.

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