Hip Resurfacing Surgery (Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty) Guide

Hip Resurfacing Surgery (Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty) Guide

Hip resurfacing surgery, also known as hip resurfacing arthroplasty, is an orthopaedic procedure that replaces the lining of the ball and socket of the hip with metal implants. This technique preserves much more of the natural bone than total hip replacement making it a good option for younger patients who want to avoid total hip replacement for as long as possible.


Procedure time

1 to 3 hours

Overnight stay

1 to 4 nights


General or Spinal block (epidural)

Recovery time

6-12 months

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Hip resurfacing surgery is an alternative explored by patient wishing to avoid the need for a full hip replacement, but looking to have their pain or mobility issues remedied.