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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
Peri-Prosthetic Hip Fracture Surgery

A periprosthetic hip fracture indicates a fracture that occurs around the implants of a total hip replacement, representing a significant complication often necessitating surgical intervention.

Managing periprosthetic fractures poses a considerable challenge, mainly due to the demographic profile of affected patients, who often present with advanced age, osteoporosis, or other underlying medical conditions that may compromise bone integrity and healing capacity.

Predominantly, periprosthetic fractures manifest around the stem of the component inserted into the femur, although fractures involving the hip socket (acetabulum) are less prevalent. The severity of the fracture hinges on two primary determinants: the condition and strength of the bone encompassing the implant and the degree of force exerted during the injury event.

Dr. CW Ackermann ensures that patients receive comprehensive explanations of their diagnosis and thorough discussions on potential procedures or management solutions. This thorough approach to patient care aims to provide individuals with a comprehensive understanding of their condition and the array of available treatment modalities, thereby empowering them to make informed decisions concerning their health and well-being. By fostering patient engagement and facilitating informed decision-making, Dr. Ackermann ensures that each patient receives personalised care tailored to their unique circumstances and preferences.

For more detailed information, please view the attached articles. Our team of specialists are ready to help you find the best solution.

Acetabular Fractures


Acetabular fractures, although uncommon, involve breaks in the socket of the hip joint. Typically resulting from high-energy events like car accidents, they may also occur from low-energy incidents, particularly in older individuals. Treatment often requires surgery to restore hip anatomy and stabilise the joint. Click here to learn more about Acetabular Fractures.


Rehabilitation Guidelines For Hip Procedures

When it comes to rehabilitation, this process is just as important as the actual procedure. Paying close attention to your recovery process and ensuring you follow all post-procedure guidelines is crucial. Click here to learn more about the Rehabilitation Guidelines for Hip Procedures.

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