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Hip Resurfacing Overseas

What is hip resurfacing?

Hip resurfacing is surgery to treat hip arthritis – a condition where the cartilage of the hip gets worn away, resulting in severe pain and stiffness. In a hip resurfacing, the head of the femur and the hip socket are resurfaced with metal-on-metal bearing surface prostheses.

If you’re over 55 or the quality of your bones is not good, hip replacement may be a better option for you.

How is hip resurfacing done?

  • Anaesthetic: General or spinal
  • During surgery: The surgeon removes the femoral head from the hip socket. The femoral head is fitted with a spherical metal shell and the hip socket is lined with a concave metal shell. The hip is placed back in its normal position. A small drainage tube is placed to help drain excess fluids from the joint area.
  • Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation and physical therapy start after surgery and continue throughout hospitalization.

Why is hip resurfacing done?

Relief from pain caused by the wearing down of the hip joint is the greatest benefit and the major reason for hip resurfacing surgery.

Risks & complications of hip resurfacing

There are possible risks and complications associated with anaesthesia, including respiratory or cardiac malfunction. Other complications of hip resurfacing include the possibility of:

  • Infection requiring antibiotics and in some cases hospitalization
  • Infection around the hip joint years after the surgery
  • Blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis), which can dislodge and move to the lungs (pulmonary embolism)
  • Injury to nerves or blood vessels
  • Fracture or dislocation necessitating additional surgeries
  • Stiffness or instability of the joint caused by extra bone growth
  • Retention of urine and bladder infection

Risks can be reduced by following the surgeon’s instructions before and after surgery.

Are you a good candidate for hip resurfacing?

You’ll receive an extensive pre-operative evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for hip resurfacing. Hip resurfacing is generally suited to younger patients who wish to maintain an active lifestyle. After examining and consulting with you, the surgeon will make the final decision. You must commit to a rehabilitation program, as improvement is largely determined by your effort.

Why have hip resurfacing overseas?

As well getting access to expert orthopaedic surgeons at world-class hospitals, having a hip resurfacing overseas means you can have the operation straight away. You don’t have to spend months or years in pain on a waiting list, during which time your hip condition could get worse.

Where is hip resurfacing available?

How long will I be away?

You’ll be away for 14–21 days including your initial assessment, surgery, and post-surgical recovery.

How much will I save?

Depending on the current exchange rate and other variables, you could save up to 50% compared to the cost of surgery in Australia.

Hip replacement options

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