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Hip Resurfacing: An Alternative to Hip Replacement

A procedure called hip resurfacing enables surgeons to resurface the head of the femur (the thighbone) with a metal hip “joint” while leaving the rest of the femur intact. Resurfacing is an alternative to the removal of both the head and neck of the femur during traditional hip replacement surgery.

Learn more about hip resurfacing here.

Benefits of Hip Resurfacing

It is intended for active patients who are under 60 years of age who have good underlying bone quality and need a hip replacement.

Potential advantages of hip resurfacing:

  • Remove of less bone than during traditional hip replacement
  • Increased stability
  • Decreased risk of hip dislocation
  • Expected long implant lifetime
  • Few, if any, physical limitations following surgery
  • Less bone loss over time
  • Faster recovery and quicker return to activity compared to total hip replacement

You and your surgeon will decide when the time is right for hip resurfacing surgery.