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Total Hip Resurfacing
Total Hip Resurfacing
Total hip resurfacing involves the removal of the diseased and damaged portion of the hip with implants designed to restore function to the hip joint.
Compared to total hip replacement which involves replacing the entire hip joint, in hip resurfacing the femoral head is not removed, and involves the trimming of the femur head and capping with a smooth metal cap. The damaged bone and cartilage within the joint socket is removed and replaced with metal on metal bearing surface implants.
Total hip resurfacing is an alternative to total hip replacement for the treatment of severe arthritis. It is ideal for younger or more active patients who may need to undergo total hip replacement later in life.
Dr. Cristhyan Baruch Guzman heads up the Orthopedic Clinic at Saint Luke’s Hospital and has extensive experience in hip resurfacing surgery. He uses advanced state of the art equipment and the latest technology, and provides high quality prostheses at the most affordable prices. Hip resurfacing surgery is less than half what it costs in the United States.
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Hip resurfacing is performed as an inpatient operation, which requires a hospital stay of a few days. The procedure requires either general or spinal anesthesia, and generally takes two to three hours.
The surgeons open the side of your hip and expose the bone underneath, and after the femur is separated from the hip socket, the damaged area is removed. The ball is reshaped to fit the femur implant. The damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the hip socket. A metal shell is pressed into the socket of the hip bone, and the shell may be held in place with bone cement or screws. A metal ball component is attached to the reshaped femur. The new ball and socket components are then joined to form the new hip joint.
Hospital stay is typically from 3 to 7 days and during this time you will perform rehabilitative activities under the guidance of a physical therapist. It may be necessary to wear anti-embolism stockings to reduce the risk the formation of blood clots. Any discomfort can be helped by temporary use of medication. You may expect to travel in 7 to 10 days after surgery.
There are possible risks and complications associated with anesthesia, and other risks:
• Infections that require antibiotics and in some cases hospitalization
• Blood clots in your pelvic or legs
• Injury to nerves and blood vessels
• Dislocation of the hip joint
Risks can be minimized by following the surgeon's instructions before and after surgery.
This information should be used only as a guide to your medical procedure. All specifics will be discussed with your surgeon at your consultation. For more information about our packages for hip resurfacing surgery at Saint Luke's, contact us by using the attached inquiry form.
This information should be used only as a guide to your medical procedure. All specifics will be discussed with your surgeon at your consultation. For more information about our packages for hip resurfacing surgery at Saint Luke's, contact us by using the attached “Ask a Question” form.
Saint Luke’s Hospital is part of the Saint Luke’s Hospital Group, providing top quality medical care to the local community in Los Cabos for more than 12 years.
The hospital has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and the surgeons have been carefully selected from some of the best surgeons in Mexico, all board certified with specialty licenses in their field of expertise.
Saint Luke’s is committed to being the premier hospital group for health care and medical tourism in Mexico.
Meet the Surgeons
Dr. Cristhyan Baruch
Fellowship in Hand Surgery
Dr. Julio Cesar Cortes
Has extensive experience
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