The concept of hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA)or surface replacement is an attempt to preserve the bone throughout the implantation of an artificial hip joint. In the traditional hip replacement procedure, the head of the thigh bone and the damaged socket (acetabulum) is removed. They are then replaced with a prosthesis made of metal, plastic, or ceramic.
In hip resurfacing, the femoral head is not removed but trimmed and capped with a smooth metal covering. Only the damaged bone and cartilage within the socket are removed and replaced with a metal shell. The advantages of hip resurfacing over the traditional procedure are as follows:
Hip Resurfacing Surgery Cost starts from USD1900. This cost depends on the location and the location and the hospital as well. The operations typically last between 1 ½ and 3 hours and can be performed under general or spinal anesthesia. In most of the cases, the patient will be discharged in 1 to 4 days, depending on the progress. The patient may require a walker, cane or the crutches for the first few days or weeks, till the patient may become comfortable enough to walk without help.
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