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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
 Revision Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement stands as one of the most successful medical procedures, offering relief from debilitating hip pain and facilitating a more active lifestyle for countless individuals. However, despite their efficacy, hip replacements can encounter complications over time, necessitating further intervention. This is when patients may be recommended for a revision total hip replacement—a surgical procedure involving the removal and replacement of some or all components of the original implantations with new ones.

While both primary and revision hip replacements share the overarching goal of pain relief and improved function, revision hip replacements are notably more intricate and protracted. Revision surgery demands meticulous planning and makes use of specialised implants and instruments to achieve optimal outcomes. Unlike primary hip replacement, which involves replacing the hip joint with an implant comprising metal, plastic, and/or ceramic components, revision surgery addresses specific issues that may have arisen post-primary procedure.

Various scenarios may necessitate revision surgery, ranging from the replacement of select components of the prosthesis to the complete removal and replacement of the entire prosthesis, coupled with bone reconstruction using augments or bone grafts. Damage to bone and soft tissue surrounding the hip joint can pose challenges during revision surgery, often requiring the use of specialised implants tailored to accommodate compromised bone and tissue structures.

Dr. CW Ackermann ensures that patients receive comprehensive explanations of their diagnosis and thorough discussions on potential procedures or management solutions. This meticulous approach to patient care aims to provide individuals with a nuanced 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.

Decision-making and surgical execution in these procedures are intricate. Dr. CW Ackermann, being a specialised knee and hip surgeon, honed his expertise through extensive training, including a fellowship in Washington, D.C. Focused on advancing his knowledge in hip and knee surgery, Dr. Ackermann ensures precise decision-making and technical proficiency in performing complex surgeries within this field.

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

Fracture After Total Hip Replacement

A periprosthetic hip fracture is a break around total hip replacement implants, often requiring surgery. Most occur post-surgery, sometimes years later. Treatment is complex due to older patients and bone issues. Fortunately, such fractures are rare. Click here to learn more about Fractures After Total Hip Replacements.

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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