Alternative to Hip Replacement Surgery for Pain Relief
The orthopedic surgeons at Medical City Las Colinas are experienced at performing a procedure that relieves arthritic hip pain by shaving and capping a few centimeters of bone within the hip joint, rather than by replacing the joint.
Hip resurfacing leaves the native femur — or thigh bone — virtually intact. Instead of removing the top of the femur, the hip resurfacing approach covers the existing hip joint surfaces with an all-metal implant.
Hip resurfacing significantly reduces the post-operative risks of dislocation and uneven leg length. In addition, the smooth and highly durable cobalt-chrome alloy used in the fabrication of the implant makes it likely to last longer than conventional hip implants that incorporate plastic components.