Hip resurfacing involves the replacement of the damaged surfaces of the bones that form the hip joint. These surfaces are the outer layers of the top of the thighbone and the cup-shaped socket of the pelvis to which the thighbone is connected.
Approximately 10 million people over the age of 50 have osteoporosis of the hip in the United States. It is estimated that by 2020, one out of every two Americans over the age of 50 may be at risk of developing osteoporosis of the hip or any other site in the skeleton.
The evolution of arthroscopy has been closely related to sports medicine with the guiding principle being a less invasive technique facilitates quicker return to the sporting arena; it’s truly a treatment that won’t slow you down.
Hip arthroscopy is one of the cutting-edge areas in orthopedics. Highly specialized arthroscopic hip procedures have allowed athletes to get back to their game and people to return to their jobs sooner as compared to traditional open hip surgery. Often hip arthroscopy may be able to delay or prevent the need for more extensive procedures such as hip replacement.
Regular participation in sports does carry some risk of injury. Sports injuries can be divided into acute injuries caused by direct impact such as a collision with another player or landing awkwardly, and chronic injuries caused by overuse of muscles and joints.
Robotic hip replacement is one of the recent advances in medical technology that is making hip replacement surgery easier and more successful than ever before. Orthopedic surgeons can now customize hip replacement surgery to closely match the unique anatomy of each patient. This results in a precisely fitting, long-lasting, and well-functioning hip implant.