Obtained by Vicky Marlow Freelance Patient Advocate Volunteer
Dr. Kurtz had an article online
that had concerns about the head neck ratios of hip
resurfacing compared to total hip replacement. We wanted
to provide potential hip resurfacing patients with
opinions of other top resurfacing surgeons to explain
Thanks for the mail. I read Dr. Kurtz thoughts on hip resurfacing in his
His concerns are very valid but I cannot agree with his conclusions.
In short, his concerns only underline the fact that bad results of
resurfacing are due to badly done resurfacings.
The head neck ratio is an important determinant of range of movement and
prevention of impingement.
In a patient with normal anatomy, if one is careful to restore anatomy the
range will be like pre-op range of movement before the onset of arthritis. This
is a simple concept.…