Hip Resurfacing Surgery
Arthritis of the hip joint is a common problem among people over 50 years. It occurs due to traumatic injuries of hip joint, avascular necrosis, hip fractures, infection and other diseases. Traditionally, Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery has been the most popular and best treatment for people suffering with hip arthritis. Over the years a new surgical procedure called hip resurfacing has become a popular treatment alternative to total hip replacement surgery. In this procedure two metal pieces are used to support the hip joint; one is a cobalt-chrome metal cap which is fixed over the ball of the femur and the other into the acetabulum (pelvic socket). In hip resurfacing procedure only the diseased portion of the hip bone is remove and cleaned. Hip resurfacing is best suited for patients who are young and may undergo multiple surgeries over the course of their lifetime.
Orthopedic surgeons recommend hip resurfacing for its many advantages which include:
- Maintenance of normal bone
- Less risk of dislocation
- Improved durability of hip
- Easier revision
- Improve functions and quick recovery
- Anatomic sized bearing
- Reduce osteolysis and early loosing risk of instruments
Special Requirements of Resurfacing Patients
- Solid bone in femoral head to hold resurfacing component.
- Your kidneys must be healthy to process any blood borne metal ions.
Hip Resurfacing in the Mexico
If you are considering hip resurfacing for your hip arthritis make sure you first consult with an experienced orthopedic surgeon in your area. If it does end up that require hip resurfacing surgery, you may consider having your surgery done in Mexico by a qualified, well-trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon. Our surgeons use the latest ASR™ hip resurfacing system to perform hip surgery. MedToGo helps you to locate best hip resurfacing treatment and surgeons at affordable cost in Mexico. MedToGo will be there to ensure that you are informed at every step of the way.