If you’re suffering from a painful hip condition, surgery may not be the only option. Hip resurfacing is a common orthopaedic procedure that, for some, can prove to be a more advantageous alternative to a total hip replacement.
An alternative procedure for active patients.
During a hip replacement, a surgeon removes the degenerated part of the hip joint, then replace the removed bone with an artificial implant. During a hip resurfacing procedure, however, a larger amount of the original bone is left in place, which tends to be better for active individuals. For instance, bone conservation often correlates with a greater postoperative range of motion. Additionally, when choosing hip resurfacing over a replacement, you’re often less likely to require revision surgery in the future.
While each candidate needs to be carefully evaluated to determine which procedure would be best for his or her unique needs, hip resurfacing may be an appropriate treatment for a wide range of orthopaedic conditions, including:
- Avascular Necrosis
- Congenital Hip Dysplasia
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
- Osteoarthritis of the hips
- Rheumatoid arthritis
At Florida Medical Clinic, hip resurfacing is just one of the advanced orthopaedic procedures we offer to patients with conditions affecting the hips or other joints. Our team can review your diagnosis and recommend a range of treatments, from medication and physical therapy to surgery and everything in between. Should you opt for surgical treatment, you can consult with our experienced orthopaedic surgeons to learn more about what to expect after surgery, as well as what the recovery process for each option looks like. Our orthopaedic procedures are performed in safe, modern facilities outfitted with the latest surgical tools and technologies.
For more information about our orthopaedic medicine and sports medicine services, including hip resurfacing surgery, contact us today.
“Trey” Gerald Alexander, III, MDalexander
Total Joint Replacement Surgery
Stephen Raterman, MD, FACSraterman
Orthopaedic & Hip Surgery