The standard method of hip replacement involves replacing the acetabulum (the hip socket) and placing a femoral component inside the femur (thigh bone). Hip resurfacing is the procedure where a small bone of the femoral head is removed and then replaced with a plastic or a metallic component. The surgery is mainly performed on people who are not more than 55 years of age and have arthritis problem like Osteoarthritis. The key cause of this kind of arthritis can be childhood disorders like dislocated hip, Perthe’s disease or slipped epiphysis, connective tissue disorders or Inflammation.
Hip resurfacing Surgery as a treatment is less tender and saves more bone than in the case of Total Hip replacement. The progressive Hip Surgery results in improved stability, flexibility and ease of movements. The results of this surgery are more progressive as the patient can sit with ease on the floors and can take part in any kind of outdoor sports.