Joint Replacement – Hip Resurfacing
Resurfacing procedures can be performed for the hip. This procedure places a metal “cap” over the damaged parts of a joint that rub together causing pain and stiffness. These smooth metal surfaces function like healthy cartilage by creating a good surface for the parts of the joint to glide over, facilitating movement. These procedures require more surgery but actually less recovery time than total joint replacements, however resurfacing is a good option for very young patients.