Hip resurfacing is essentially a surface replacement of the ball part of the femur. Monmouth's surgeons are highly experienced in this procedure, which involves reshaping the arthritic or damaged joint and covering both surfaces with prosthetic implants. For active patients whose hip function can be restored, hip resurfacing may be ideal, as it preserves more bone, does not require removal of the femoral neck and has a much lower risk of dislocation than a total hip replacement. Recovery from a hip resurfacing procedure usually involves one to three months of physical therapy.
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