Hip resurfacing, also called surface replacement, is an alternative to total hip replacement (THR) that is appropriate for some patients. This operation preserves more of your natural bone than does a THR.
A traditional total hip replacement involves the removal and replacement of the following with artificial implants:
In a hip resurfacing procedure, your natural femoral head is retained. If you are an active person under the age of 60, it may be appropriate for you to have hip resurfacing. This surgery has advantages and disadvantages, depending on each individual patient.
Hip resurfacing technology has evolved significantly since the procedure was first introduced in the 1970s. Contemporary surface materials and precision tolerances give improved and promising results in many patients.
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