For some patients, total hip resurfacing may be a better option than hip replacement. Unlike hip replacement, hip resurfacing does not replace the entire hip joint with a metal prosthesis; the femoral head (the ball of the hip) is resurfaced rather than replaced. This procedure can be very beneficial to people who need to maintain high functionality in their hip or to younger patients who might anticipate a revision surgery in the future.
Total hip resurfacing arthroplasty is a very technical procedure best performed by a surgeon with specialized training and experience in this technique. One such surgeon, Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS, a specialist in joint construction at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, was one of seven expert surgeons chosen to participate in an FDA clinical trial on total hip resurfacing arthroplasty.
To read more about hip resurfacing and the clinical trial, click here for Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s official press release.