Hip Resurfacing and Total Hip Replacement at Hips for YouPosted on by pwalter
A comparison of modern bearing types Dr. Thomas Gross 1/11/2011
As a patient there are four reasons you should consider a metal-on-metal bearing total hip
replacement or resurfacing:
1. WEAR: Low.
2. BREAKAGE: Unbreakable bearing.
Maximum stability of the joint. Using a metal-on-metal bearing surface allows
the manufacture of a large bearing hip joint that will not dislocate.
Resurfacing is only possible with this bearing type. This allows bone preservation and avoidance of a stem in the femoral canal.
Hip replacement has
come a long way since the 1950’s. It has improved to the point where middle aged
or older patients can expect a relatively long life out of the implants if they
follow certain restrictions and don’t participate in high impact sports.
However, most implants are not good enough to allow full unrestricted activity
at high demand levels. To move to this next