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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
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.
Have questions? Interested in learning more?
Contact us today to set up an appointment.