As we age, our joints often begin to fail, drastically diminishing our quality of life. Here at Olsen Orthopedics, we specialize in hip resurfacing and other helpful procedures to safely and effectively restore your quality of life. You are invited to learn some helpful information about hip resurfacing in Oklahoma City.
What is Hip Resurfacing?
Hip resurfacing in Oklahoma City involves trimming and capping your femoral head with a smooth metal cover rather than removing it. A small piece of the damaged bone will be removed along with the hip bone socket. This is replaced with a metal shell. While hip resurfacing is a form of hip replacement surgery, it is safer and less involved than traditional arthroplasty (total hip replacement).
What are the Advantages?
This procedure offers many advantages over total hip replacements.
Easier to Revise
Around 15 to 20 years after a hip replacement, the implants begin to loosen or wear out. The follow-up procedure required to correct this can be slightly complicated. Oftentimes, it is much easier to perform if you initially had hip resurfacing rather than arthroplasty.
No Risk of Hip Dislocation
The ball used in hip dislocation is significantly larger than that used in a full hip replacement. Because this ball so closely matches the size of your body’s hip ball, it is much harder to dislocate your hip after this procedure.
Thanks to the type and size of implant used during hip resurfacing, patients who opt for the procedure tend to walk like they used to before the procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The ideal candidate for hip resurfacing in Oklahoma City has exhausted all non-surgical treatment options. Any procedure is not a decision to be taken lightly. Your hip should be causing a significant negative impact on your quality of life and interfere with daily activities. A specialist may recommend this procedure for you if you are under 60 years of age. Most candidates have larger frames with strong, otherwise healthy bones. You may be recommended for hip resurfacing if you suffer from:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bone tumor in the hip joint
- Fracture or injury of the hip joint
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
There is no need to live with pain and mobility issues. For more information on hip resurfacing in Oklahoma City, speak with the helpful, talented experts at Olsen Orthopedics in Midwest City. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!