Hip resurfacing surgery
If your hip has become damaged or diseased, hip resurfacing is a bone-conserving alternative to total hip replacement for young and active patients.
This treatment is often needed because part of the hip has become damaged or diseased.
Hip resurfacing is a bone-conserving alternative to total hip replacement for young and active patients.
Hip resurfacing is a bone-conserving procedure because the femoral neck is left intact and the femoral head is resurfaced rather than replaced.
He or she will go over with you exactly what would happen during the surgery, as well as what to expect in your recovery.
This will be an excellent opportunity for you to get all of your questions and concerns answered and addressed.
The femoral head (ball joint) is shaped to accept a low-wear metal sphere, and the acetabular socket (cup joint) is fitted with a corresponding metal cup.
This is beneficial to you for several reasons:
- Hip resurfacing offers better stability
- A greatly reduced risk of dislocation
- Abroad range of movement
- Increased longevity
- Higher levels of patient activity than traditional hip replacements.
And, if for some reason a second surgery is needed in the future, the femoral bone is still intact, meaning a second procedure is much easier.
For most people, the benefits in terms of improved mobility and less discomfort and hip pain are greater than the disadvantages.
However, all surgery carries an element of risk.
However, you should consult with your consultant surgeon regarding the length of your recovery and when you can begin lifting heavy objects or standing for long periods of time again.
You will be given physiotherapy exercises to practice.
It is important that you practice these as instructed, as they are designed to promote an effective recovery.
A breakdown of the surgery cost for hip resurfacing
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Specialists Offering Hip resurfacing surgery
Ways to pay
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