Hip Resurfacing Video

Hip Resurfacing Video

Hip Resurfacing Procedure

This minimally invasive procedure called hip resurfacing is designed to improve the appearance of the hips. It involves removing loose skin, fat, and scar tissue from the hip area and replacing it with new, tighter skin. We have revealed bony irregularities in the hip by extracting the old tissue. In addition, the procedure can help to improve flexibility and range of motion.

Hip resurfacing typically involves one or more surgical procedures performed in stages over several weeks or months. The first stage involves removing excess tissue and fat from the hip area. The surgeon makes an incision into the skin (incision closure) and a second incision into the hip. The surgeon removes excess tissue, including scar tissue (if present) and fat, until they reach the desired level of tightness.

The benefits of hip resurfacing include a lowering in pain and a more youthful appearance. However, there are some risks associated with this procedure. These include infection, blood clotting, and damage to nerves in either leg that could cause numbness or tingling (numbness comes from damage to the sciatic nerve, tingling from damage to the median nerve). Furthermore, already injured hips may not respond as well to resurfacing as healthy hips would. Finally, surgeons use sutures to close the incisions.

Hip Resurfacing

What is Hip Resurfacing?

Hip resurfacing is a surgical procedure to treat hip arthritis and pain. This procedure will create a new surface to attach your healthy cartilage and bone. During hip resurfacing, your surgeon may remove damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of your hip joint. They can also perform a revisional surgery to remove damaged bone or cartilage material that has not reacted well to other treatments.

In addition to treating arthritic or painful hip conditions, surgeons can use hip resurfacing for cosmetic reasons, such as after weight loss. This procedure can help restore a youthful appearance by removing loose skin and fat areas. The FDA only approves hip resurfacing for adults if there is severe arthritis or osteophyte formation on the surface of the femoral head.

Orthopedic surgeons perform hip surgery frequently today. This procedure is necessary for many people to help relieve pain and restore mobility. However, hip surgery does come with some risks. These risks can include blood clots, infection, and other serious complications. If you are considering hip surgery, you should discuss your options with your doctor. This includes other treatments that may be available to you. This will likely involve several weeks off from work or school.

In addition, you may need to use crutches or a wheelchair for a short period. Finally, it’s important to remember that hip surgery isn’t necessarily the best option for everyone. So, it’s essential to research and weigh all your options before making any decisions.

Hip Resurfacing Video

I came across this video on hip resurfacing. Often when I am teaching courses like Exercise Rehabilitation of the Hip, I am asked surgery questions.

Since surgery is not my thing, it is best to find resources where people can learn about the surgeries that their client’s maybe having or have had.

I found one on YouTube that interests people as I see more people with hip resurfacing.

Let me know if you like the video and if you would like me to post more surgery videos I have seen.

Rick Kaselj, MS

Hip Replacement Handbook