Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) is a conservative procedure of treating an arthritic or damaged hip. In this technique, an incision is made for gaining access to the hip bone and the thigh bone. After which they trim and cap the femoral head with a metal cap, removing the fragment of the damaged bone and changing it with a metal shell. The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia or spinal and takes around 1 ½ to 3 hours.
The cost hip resurfacing procedure in Singapore starts from USD 9800. Singapore is one of the leading medical tourism as well as tourist destinations in Asia. Its advanced medical technology, facilities, and world-class infrastructure attract a lot of international patients. The healthcare centers in Singapore offers an affordable, accessible, quality healthcare system, in a clean environment. Hip resurfacing surgery procedures are performed by some of the leading surgeons, who have received training from the top centers globally and are well-skilled. Most of the surgeons in Singapore are in a continuous procedure of upgrading their knowledge by being involved in researchers.
The cost of hip resurfacing surgery in Singapore is at par with few of the most popular medical tourism destinations like India, Turkey, Thailand, UAE, and Hungary. Hip resurfacing surgery in Singapore including the treatment cost, and aftercare is offered at almost half the price when compared with US or UK.
Birmingham hip resurfacing surgery is an alternative to the total hip replacement surgery, which is indicated in patients with advanced arthritis of the hip. The latter could be performed as an anterior hip replacement or posterior hip replacement.
Both hip resurfacing and total hip replacement procedures are, in a way, a form of hip replacement. In Birmingham hip resurfacing surgery, the femoral head of the bone is not removed.
Instead, it is trimmed and capped with a metal covering and the damaged bone is replaced with a metal cup. In total hip replacement surgery (anterior hip replacement and posterior hip replacement), the femoral head and neck of the bone are removed and replaced with a metal ball and a metal stem.
Patients with advanced arthritis of the hip are recommended to undergo hip resurfacing surgery. Hip resurfacing is not suitable for all patients. Patients below 60 years who have strong healthy bones are allowed to undergo hip resurfacing surgery. Patients with femoral neck cysts, severe bone loss, and osteoporosis are not suitable for this procedure.
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