Hip Resurfacing and Total Hip Replacement at Hips for YouPosted on by pwalter
Dr. PispatiYou are correct. AVN has 4
stages – 1 and 2 are the early stages.
Stage 3 and 4 are the stages of arthritis –
these last 2 stages are diagnosable on x rays.
Stages 3 and 4 can be treated with resurfacing.
Dr. RubinsteinFrom my point of view as a resurfacing
doc there is likely little to
be gained from an mri at this point. If you had a significant
would have shown up on the x-ray films your resurfacing surgeon
on your pre op appointment. If he viewed your films and felt a
was possible don’t worry. At worst he will find at the time ofsurgery that your bone won’t support a resurf and go with a MOM
In my experience that can almost always be seen on plain
x-ray so if
he didn’t tell you about that you are