Hip replacement surgery is a reliable, safe, and effective way to treat damaged hip joints, but it’s not the right procedure for everyone. Recovery can be lengthy and there are activity restrictions even after full recovery is made. Hip resurfacing at Palms of Pasadena Hospital is an alternative for patients who don’t want a full hip replacement.
Watch this video to learn more about the hip resurfacing procedure. With hip resurfacing, bone isn’t removed as it is with hip replacement. Instead, the head of the hip is gently resurfaced to make room for a smooth, metal cap that allows the joint to pivot easily.
To find out if hip resurfacing is right for you, call Palms of Pasadena Hospital to request a referral to one of our orthopedic surgeons. For more information about orthopedic surgery in St. Petersburg, call (855) 245-8328.