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Hip resurfacing

Hip resurfacing

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.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Hip resurfacing

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Hip resurfacing:

Non-Surgical Options: Hip resurfacing

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Hip resurfacing:

Other Surgical Options: Hip resurfacing

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Hip resurfacing may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Hip resurfacing

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Hip resurfacing may include:

Procedure Complications: Hip resurfacing

Possible surgical complications of Hip resurfacing may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Little to no improvement in mobility
  • Adherence to physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Inflammation around artificial joint
  • Absorption of bone around artificial hip joint
  • Artificial hip dislocation
  • Debris from artificial components
  • Femoral neck fracture

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Hip resurfacing

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.

Hip resurfacing: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Hip resurfacing: Three to six months.

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