Hip resurfacing is a relatively new procedure that has typically been recommended to a small group of highly selected younger patients with hip arthritis. It is different from hip replacement in that less bone is removed at the time of the surgery. It is a common misconception that this is a smaller surgery than a total hip replacement, however that is not really the case as the surgery is at least as complex as a total hip replacement.
More recently, concerns have been raised about the outcomes of hip resurfacing with concerns for patient reactions to metal debris from the replacement as well as breaking of the bone after the hip resurfacing.
If you are interested in hip resurfacing, please come by to see us and we would be happy to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of hip resurfacing with you.
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