Hip resurfacing is a modified hip replacement procedure that replaces only the femoral head, preserving more of the patient's natural bone. This innovative approach helps thousands return to an active lifestyle. The process involves anesthesia, incisions, muscle retraction, damaged bone/cartilage removal, and implant placement. Post-surgery, patients work with a physical therapist to regain strength, flexibility, and function.
Hip resurfacing treats hip bone damage caused by avascular necrosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis. Symptoms include difficulty walking, instability, groin/hip pain, stiffness, and weakness. This procedure is recommended for patients with less severe femoral head damage or those not requiring a total hip replacement. Our friendly, professional specialists prioritize clear communication and customer satisfaction while creating customized treatment plans.
Hip resurfacing is a modified type of hip replacement procedure and the distinguishing feature of the procedure is the replacement of only the femoral head. In a total hip replacement, the head of the femur is completely removed and replaced with a ball and stem implant. In a hip resurfacing procedure, the head of the femur is carefully trimmed and replaced with a cap.
Our Joint Replacement experts have helped thousands of patients return to an active lifestyle using this innovative procedure.
Common procedure steps include:
After surgery, an OIO selected physical therapist will work with you throughout your recovery to help you regain strength, flexibility, and function. Pain quickly goes away and quality of life improves as patients regain strength, flexibility, and function.
Hipbone damage can cause many problems for patients. Causes of hip bone damage include:
Hip resurfacing is recommended for patients whose femoral head is not badly damaged or whose arthritis has not yet progressed to the need for total hip replacement.
Patients who experience symptoms are encouraged to make an appointment as soon as possible with one of our specialists to create a customized treatment plan to reduce symptoms as quickly as possible.