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Hip Resurfacing Has High Rate of Failure: Study

Hip resurfacing procedures have high failure rates when compared to hip replacements, a new study reports. Researchers recommend that women must not undergo this surgery.

BY AMBER MOORE | OCT 03, 2012 04:13 PM EDT

Hip resurfacing procedures have high failure rates when compared to hip replacements, a new study reports. Researchers recommend that women must not undergo this surgery.

Hip resurfacing is similar to hip replacement but instead of removing the entire top part of the thigh bone (femoral head), doctors remove just a small part of the superficial bone and replace it with a metal cap. This type of procedure always has a metal on metal bearing while total hip replacement may have other types of bearings like ceramic or metal.

The surgery is usually recommended for…

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