Are you an active adult who is sidelined by hip swelling, stiffness and pain? Hip resurfacing, an innovative alternative to hip replacement, may be right for you.
This advanced technique keeps healthy bone intact, returns your stability and range of motion, and lets you maintain your natural body mechanics. Recovery time to a restored quality of life is two to three weeks. Before you know it, you’ll be running, hiking, biking, doing yoga or taking part in other activities you enjoy.
How Hip Resurfacing Works
Worn areas of bone are resurfaced, not removed, preserving more nearby healthy bone. The top of the thigh bone, or femur, is recapped and the highly durable implant provides stability and strength. Hip resurfacing creates a better fit in the hip socket, with less chance of dislocation.
Is Hip Resurfacing Right for You?
Only performed at select hospitals, hip resurfacing may be right for your lifestyle and medical condition. If you are younger, active in your daily life, have good bone quality and have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, hip resurfacing may help you. Talk with the experts at Abington Health’s Orthopaedic & Spine Institute to find out more.
Staying on the Move
“You don’t realize how much pain you’re in, until it’s gone,” says Bob Clowry, a busy restaurant owner, bike rider and runner, whose hip resurfacing returned him to an active life.
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