Hip Resurfacing

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What is Hip Resurfacing?

If advanced arthritis causes unbearable hip pain and prevents you from participating in activities that you enjoy, you may be able to find relief and get back to your life without undergoing a total hip replacement. Our surgeons perform an alternative procedure called HIP RESURFACING.

The Procedure

In a total hip replacement, both the head of the thigh bone, also called the femoral head, and the damaged socket are removed and replaced with plastic, metal, or ceramic components. In hip resurfacing, the femoral head is not removed, but rather preserved. It is reshaped and capped with a smooth metal covering. The socket’s damaged bone and cartilage are then replaced with a metal shell.

The Advantages

Because hip resurfacing preserves the bone, this procedure offers several advantages over total hip replacement. Over time, the components used in any hip replacement wear or loosen. This wear and tear may necessitate an additional operation. Since hip resurfacing removes less of the femur than a total hip replacement, it is easier to exchange the components, increasing the chances of a successful procedure. Hip resurfacing also allows for a much larger ball size. This provides for greater stability of the hip joint, decreasing the risk of dislocation.

Are You A Candidate?

Hip resurfacing is not suitable for all patients. Generally, the best candidates for this procedure are those who are younger than 60-years-old with a larger frame and strong, healthy bones. Older patients, who are smaller-framed with weak or damaged bone are at a higher risk of complications, such as a fracture of the femoral neck. Our experienced surgeons will help you determine if you are a good candidate for hip resurfacing.

Meet Our Hip Experts

Thomas John, MD

Joint Replacement Specialist

Michael Benke, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

Oscar Vazquez, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

Our Vast Experience in Treating Hip Injuries and Conditions Is Second to None

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Yes! We participate with most major insurance plans. 


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