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Hip Resurfacing

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Hoag Orthopedic Institute continually acquires and utilizes advanced and high quality operating room equipment that is essential to performing the best possible hip resurfacing procedures. When you come to our facilities, we are proud to provide you with a nurse navigator who will be there for you every step of the process. From answering questions to guiding you through the pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery, they deliver the support you need.

A painful hip can severely affect your ability to lead a full and active life. If hip pain is limiting your activities, and non-operative procedures have been unsuccessful, your doctor may recommend hip resurfacing. Hip resurfacing replaces the surface of the joint but removes far less bone than the traditional total hip replacement. Hip resurfacing arthroplasty is particularly well-suited for younger, active patients since it allows a natural range of motion while permitting full loading and more vigorous activities. Since it preserves bone around the hip joint, younger patients may be able to have a second revision or hip replacement as they grow older.

Understanding Your Hip Joint & the Resurfacing Procedure

The hip joint is one of the true ball-and-socket joints of the body. The hip socket is called the acetabulum and forms a deep cup that surrounds the ball of the upper thighbone, known as the femoral head. Hip resurfacing may only affect the head of the femur or it may involve both the femoral head and the hip socket. Hip resurfacing doesn’t replace the “ball” of the hip with a metal ball. Instead, the damaged hip ball is reshaped and capped with a metal prosthesis. The hip socket may also be fitted with a metal prosthesis, similar to what is used in conventional hip replacement.

One of the leading edge hip surgeries that Hoag Orthopedic offers is minimally invasive hip resurfacing, or MIHR. Not only are Hoag’s operating rooms state-of-the-art, but our associated surgeons are experts at utilizing advanced technology such as computer navigation. This allows critical real-time measurements to be taken in order to obtain the most accurate implant alignment and position. In minimally invasive hip resurfacing the instruments are designed for a smaller incision, meaning less muscle is cut and less blood is lost. Since the wounds are smaller, the patient can also look forward to a quicker recovery.

Hoag Orthopedic is a center of excellence in orthopedics, known for utilizing advanced technologies and providing a greater standard of care. Hoag is also well-known for our acclaimed JointWorks program, where we combine the latest advances in hip resurfacing surgery with patient education and rehabilitation. Before, during, and after your surgery, you can expect the focus of the entire Hoag team to be on minimizing your pain and maximizing the outcome.

Your first physical therapy session with a member of Hoag’s orthopedic specialists will likely be scheduled soon after you wake up from surgery. Your therapist’s goal will be to help you regain strength, be able to shift weight evenly, walk normally, and improve your ability to do your activities. Most patients are able to drive within three weeks and walk without any aid by six weeks. You may enjoy a more rapid recovery if your surgery is minimally invasive.

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