Duke Orthopaedics offers conservative hip resurfacing surgery for patients with severe pain caused by degenerative joint disease and hip arthritis.
In the hip resurfacing procedure, surgeons shape the cap of the femur (thigh bone) to accept the implant, which allows more of the original femur bone to be preserved. A metal cap is then placed over the surface of the femur and another is placed into the pelvic socket, creating a smooth surface in which the hip joint can rotate.
Hip resurfacing surgery is effective in a very select population of patients, and Duke’s orthopaedic surgeons are skilled at recognizing the patients who would benefit from this procedure.
Often, total hip replacement, or arthroplasty, is a better option for many patients. Your surgeon will help you select the procedure that is best for your needs.
At Duke Orthopaedics, our doctors use the most advanced hip devices that have been FDA-approved for hip resurfacing procedures.
We have, in the past, offered experimental hip resurfacing techniques and implants in conjunction with clinical trials. Your doctor will explain if any of these trials are ongoing and suitable for your needs at the time of your evaluation.
We also offer computer-assisted hip resurfacing, which helps to ensure the accuracy of the surgery.
Successful hip resurfacing surgery is dependent on accurately positioning the surgical components, and our technology allows us to offer this procedure with precision and care.
Hip resurfacing has been shown to be most successful when performed by a doctor who has extensive experience offering hip replacement procedures.
Surgeons in Duke’s Total Joint Center focus exclusively on knee and hip procedures, and, as a result, have the necessary experience to offer exceptional results. Our entire team is devoted to ensuring that patients make a complete recovery after surgery and can return to normal daily activities quickly and with minimal pain.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a Duke orthopaedist in Durham, Raleigh, Cary, or Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Physicians offering the hip joint resurfacing procedure include: