Until just recently, your orthopedist would likely be recommending total hip replacement surgery at this point of your disease state. While it is
clearly a more bone-sacrificing procedure than hip resurfacing, total hip replacement is a safe and effective surgery, and is performed more than
300,000 times per year in the United States.
As you may know, total hip replacement requires the removal of the femoral head and the insertion of a hip stem down the shaft of the femur. Hip
resurfacing, on the other hand, preserves the femoral head and the femoral neck. During the procedure, your surgeon will only remove a few centimeters
of bone around the femoral head, shaping it to fit tightly inside the BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing implant.