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Hip Resurfacing

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What Is A Hip Resurfacing?

Surgeons perform hip resurfacing, a surgical procedure entailing reshaping and capping the surfaces of the hip joint with metal components. This option serves as an alternative to total hip replacement for specific patients with hip conditions, particularly younger and more active individuals.

Hip Resurfacing Procedure

Hip resurfacing aims to relieve pain and restore function in the hip joint, typically performed to address conditions such as hip arthritis, dysplasia, or avascular necrosis, by removing the damaged surface of the femoral head and replacing it with a metal cap, while also reshaping the acetabulum and fitting it with a metal cup, usually made of cobalt-chromium alloy. Ideal candidates, generally younger individuals with good bone quality and a higher level of physical activity, may benefit from this procedure, considering factors such as large bone size, good bone density, and minimal bone loss. However, eligibility for this procedure depends on various considerations, including age, bone quality, overall health, and the surgeon’s assessment.


Hip Resurfacing Procedure Risks and Benefits

Hip resurfacing offers several potential benefits over total hip replacement. It preserves more bone in the femur, making it easier to perform future revision surgeries if needed. It can also improve the range of motion and stability of the hip joint. Additionally, this procedure may lower the risk of dislocation and decrease the likelihood of leg length inequality. However, like any surgical procedure, this procedure carries certain risks and considerations. These include the risk of infection, blood clots, adverse reactions to metal debris, implant fracture, and wear over time. Furthermore, individuals with significant bone loss, specific medical conditions, or women of childbearing age might not be suitable candidates due to the potential release of metal ions and its effects on pregnancy.

Hip Resurfacing Procedure Rehabilitation

After hip resurfacing surgery, healthcare providers typically prescribe a structured rehabilitation program to facilitate recovery. This program involves prescribing exercises aimed at strengthening the hip and surrounding muscles, along with activities geared towards enhancing mobility and gradually resuming normal daily tasks.

It’s important to note that this procedure is a specialized procedure that requires careful patient selection and should be performed by experienced orthopedic surgeons. The decision to undergo hip resurfacing should be made in consultation with a healthcare professional, who can assess your specific condition, discuss the potential benefits and risks, and determine the most appropriate treatment option for you.


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