Both hip resurfacing and hip replacement help improve your hip joint and relieve pain. For younger, active people with strong bones, hip resurfacing is a more common surgery choice since it does not remove the ball — or head — of the thigh bone.
Dignity Health Central California’s award-winning orthopedics team performs hip resurfacing surgery to help your hip joint move easier without pain. Our doctors provide care with a philosophy of dignity, and respect during your surgery and healing process.
Find a Doctor today to see if hip resurfacing surgery in Central California can help you.
Hip Resurfacing Surgery at Dignity Health Central California
Hip resurfacing is recommended for orthopedic conditions that involve constant pain. Your surgeon will discuss your symptoms and talk to you about your personal goals and overall well-being.
A hip resurfacing procedure can be a solution to pain caused by:
- Osteoarthritis, which breaks down bone and cartilage
- Dysplasia, where the hip joint develops incorrectly and causes the joint to wear out
- Osteonecrosis, a rare condition which causes the bone to die
- Inflammatory forms of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis
- Traumatic arthritis, which is similar to osteoarthritis, and happens after a strain, severe sprain, or fracture
To find out more about your joint health, take Dignity’s Health online joint pain assessment. Our orthopedic team offers can provide treatment options with humankindness so you can enjoy a healthy, active life.
Hip Resurfacing Procedure
During a hip resurfacing procedure, your orthopedic surgeon will trim, reshape, and cap the head of the thigh bone with man-made materials. You are asleep during the surgery.
After some time in the hospital, you doctor will talk to you about healing and recovery for your mind, body, and spirit. Physical therapy will help you heal, strengthen your hip, and improve your movement. For several weeks after surgery, you will use crutches to get around.
You can find quality orthopedic care at these local Dignity Health Central California hospitals:
To determine if hip resurfacing can help ease your hip pain, speak to a Dignity Health Central California expert. Dignity Health Central California’s orthopedic team provides quality treatment options for hip pain, including hip resurfacing, in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.