You might need hip resurfacing if
you have severe damage to your hip joint. The joint may be damaged by
Osteoarthritis. This is also called wear-and-tear
arthritis. The cartilage wears away from long-term use. This is the most common
cause of damage.
Rheumatoid arthritis. This is a type of arthritis that
affects not only joints, but the whole body. Without treatment, serious joint
damage may occur.
Osteonecrosis. This is damage caused by a decreased
blood supply to a bone.
Injury. This may be a break (fracture).
Tumor. This is an abnormal growth of the bone. It may
or may not be cancer.
Serious damage to your hip joint
can cause pain and keep you from doing some of your daily activities. Hip resurfacing
may help ease your pain. It can make it easier to move your hip, and improve your
quality of life. Your doctor may advise hip resurfacing or a total joint replacement
other treatments don’t work. These can include pain medicine, exercises, and a cane