Hip Resurfacing in Fort Worth
The orthopedic surgeons at Medical City Fort Worth 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.