For younger, active people with chronic hip pain, hip resurfacing offers a promising, bone-preserving alternative to more extensive hip replacement. While both surgeries involve your hip joint, a hip resurfacing procedure on the Central Coast of California can keep your joint intact. The result is movement without pain so you can get back to your active lifestyle.
Find a Doctor at Dignity Health Central Coast today to see if hip resurfacing can offer improvement for your hip injury or condition. We offer a wide range of orthopedic services to help you stay active and in control of your health.
Reasons for Hip Resurfacing Surgery at Dignity Health Central Coast
Orthopedic surgeons at Dignity Health Central Coast commonly recommend a hip resurfacing procedure if you are young, active, and have strong bones and a larger frame. Unlike hip replacement, which removes the ball of the thighbone, hip resurfacing means trimming, shaping, and capping it with man-made materials.
Hip resurfacing may help your hip pain if the cause is inflammatory or traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, dysplasia, or osteonecrosis.
What to Expect with Hip Resurfacing
During hip resurfacing, your orthopedic surgeon will make an incision in your hip and thigh. You are asleep throughout the entire procedure and can expect to spend up to four days in the hospital.
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.
Hip resurfacing on the Central Coast is performed at these award-winning hospitals:
To determine if hip resurfacing can help you, speak to an expert at Dignity Health Central Coast.
Dignity Health’s orthopedic team provides a variety of treatment options for hip pain, including hip resurfacing, on the Central Coast of California.