Hip Resurfacing Surgery
Hip Replacement vs. Hip Resurfacing
In a traditional hip replacement surgery a significant amount of healthy and damaged bone is removed and replaced with a prosthetic bone. Our surgeons perform hip resurfacing, a technique that involves the removal of less healthy bone; we only replace the damaged area.
The type of hip resurfacing procedure that a patient receives and how long it is likely to last is largely dependent on the type of prosthesis used and the age of the patient. The cost of joint replacement procedures in America reflects the quality of joint used, with hip resurfacing costing around £50,000.