Hip Resurfacing Surgery
Dr. Russinoff is one of only a few orthopaedic surgeons in Westchester, Dutchess, and the entire Hudson Valley trained in hip resurfacing surgery.
For younger, more active people needing a hip replacement there is a chance that a traditional hip replacement will wear out during their lifetime and need to be replaced again. A second replacement (revision) is much more difficult and consequently may last a shorter time than the original replacement.
Hip Resurfacing is a type of hip replacement which replaces the two surfaces of the hip joint.
The procedure is very bone conserving as the head of the femur is retained. Instead of removing the head completely, it is shaped to accept an anatomically sized metal sphere. There is no large stem to go down the central part of the femur and the surface of the acetabulum (the socket) is also replaced with a metal implant, which is press fit directly into the bone.