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Hip resurfacing

I’m part of an international group of surgeons who has done lots of them. We believe that hip resurfacing offers definite advantages compared with hip replacement, particualrly in younger men (<50 years old).

Recently we submitted and pooled all of our data to look at the long term outcomes. The results are amazing! When we compared the long term survival of resurfacing and hip replacement, we found that at 19 years after surgery 96% of hip resurfacings had not been revised (re-done), compared with 91% of hip replacements.

We know that small bearing sizes in hip resurfacing don’t do as well as the larger ones, and we are much more careful about selecting the right patient for the procedure. Hip resurfacing is a metal-on-metal bearing, and many surgeons and helathcare providers are unhappy that some of us continue to use these implants. The results speak for themselves. It’s not the right thing for everyone, but with careful patient selection, meticulous surgical technique and well established implants, there is an excellent chance that hip resurfacing will perform well in the long term. This is particularly the case in younger, active men. Get in touch if you would like more information.

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Types of treatments available at Latham Hip Surgery
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  • Hip Replacement

    Total Hip Replacement or THR is one of the most successful hip operations in orthopaedic surgery. Tens of thousands of hip replacements are performed each year…

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  • Hip Resurfacing

    Hip resurfacing was developed to treat painful arthritis in younger and active patients. It’s now an established technique, and the results are usually excellent in carefully selected patients…

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  • Revision Hip Surgery

    Hip replacement surgery can be life changing for those dealing with pain on a daily basis. Unfortunately, even a replacement hip can wear out…

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  • Hip Replacement

    Total Hip Replacement or THR is one of the most successful hip operations in orthopaedic surgery. Thousands of hip replacements are performed each year…

    Click here to find out more
  • Hip Resurfacing

    Hip resurfacing was developed to treat painful arthritis in younger and active patients. It’s a relatively new technique, but the results are usually excellent…

    Click here to find out more
  • Revision Hip Surgery

    Hip replacement surgery can be life changing for those dealing with pain on a daily basis. Unfortunately, even a replacement hip can wear out…

    Click here to find out more