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hip resurfacing vs total replacement

A female asked:
Dr. Babak Samimi
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Compared : Compared to traditional hip replacement, resurfacing is more bone preserving but not necessarily better or worse. More important in my opinion is the ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
19 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: In general, hip resurfacing in women has a higher failure rate than total hip replacement. It is more dependent on the size of the components, but mo ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Placement of a stem: The "main difference" is that with a total hip arthroplasty a cut of the femur is made (osteotomy) and a stem is placed inside the femoral canal. The ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The femoral implant: In hip replacement the part in the tight bone (femoral) fits inside the shaft of the bone. In resurfacing, it covers the ball (femoral head), preservi ... Read More
Dr. John Dearborn
30 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Femur and bearing: A hip resurfacing and total hip both involve relining the inside of the socket. A resurfacing does not remove the entire head, but rather caps the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Moderate amount: Every patient has differing levels of pain. Some have little to none and some require narcotics for an extended period of time. The pain almost neve ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Boyer
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Everyone's different: Although no one can predict your pain level, most patients deal with the pain quite well. Pain medication will be necessary in the forst few days to ... Read More
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Variable: Pain after hip replacement or resurfacing varies. The typical patient after hip replacement realizes immediate relief of their arthritis pain. Their s ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Resurfacing vs total: In general, a resurfacing is reserved for better bonestock to limit femoral neck fracture. It tends to preserve more bone. A total hip has excellent l ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
About the same but-: -there's more bone stock to work with.
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Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Several options: Ask an orthopedist to go over your options. A lot of what applies is due to how bad your hip condition is from arthritis and degenerative joint diseas ... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The initial artificial hip or a component of the hip is replaced by a new hip or component.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Health/fitness: The best thing you can do prior to a hip replacement is to maintain your health and fitness - in particular your hip strength and rom. This will make ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Post THA: Initial pain and swelling, that gradually subsides as your hip muscles and tissues heal and get stronger. Will need pt, initial walker, progress to ca ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacek Jodelka
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Moderately risky: It's considered a surgery with moderately high risk (blood loss, anesthesia complications) if not done emergently, certain patients should be screened ... Read More
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