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Hip Resurfacing

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If your hip has been damaged by arthritis or a traumatic injury, and everyday activities are painful or difficult to perform, you may be a candidate for hip resurfacing. 

Hip resurfacing is an alternative to a total hip replacement and is often recommended for younger patients.

Procedure Description

Hip resurfacing is a newer alternative to a hip replacement. In this procedure, similar to a hip replacement, an artificial hip socket is affixed to the pelvis using cement, screws or a special material that allows the bone to grow into the prosthesis. 

However, in this procedure the head of the femur (ball) is covered or "resurfaced" with a prosthesis rather than being replaced by an artificial ball. 

​The prosthesis is attached to the femur with cement and has a short stem that passes into the femoral neck, preserving the original bone of the femur head and neck.

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