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Hip FAQ

Question:

I heard there is an alternative to replacing hips now. Is this true?

Answer:

For some people who require a hip replacement, there is another option called a metal-on-metal hip resurfacing. This particular procedure allows the patient to keep part of the hip and the joint part is resurfaced to allow easier, pain-free motion.

This procedure is often considered a viable alternative for younger patients who doctors are reluctant to perform a full replacement on because of age. William Macauley. Hip Reconstruction - Total hip resurfacing: a viable alternative to total hip arthroplasty in the young active hip patient in the United States? In Current Orthopedic Practice. March/April 2008. Vol. 19. no. 2. pp. 107-109.

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