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Hip resurfacing: Hip resurfacing is surgery that resembles a total hip replacement, but the femoral head is left intact and covered with a metal "resurfacing" cap, while the hip socket is reshaped and lined with a metal cup that fits precisely onto the femoral cap.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Hip resurfacing:
These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Hip resurfacing:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Hip resurfacing may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Hip resurfacing may include:
Possible surgical complications of Hip resurfacing may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent; however, resurfacing is a relatively new procedure compared to conventional hip replacement (arthroplasty). This surgery is contraindicated for patients with or at risk for osteoporosis.
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