Dr Thomas Schneider, Orthopaedic Expert Consultant for Hip SurgeryHip resurfacing (McMinn prosthesis) is a bone preserving procedure. Hip resurfacing has the potential to give a high degree of pain free mobility, particularly to younger patients with severe hip arthritis, who are otherwise in good health. © Gelenk-Klinik
Hip resurfacing surgery or partial hip prosthesis replaces the damaged cartilage and bone of the hip joint. These implants are designed to restore function to a hip joint affected by osteoarthritis.
Dentists have known for a long time that a small area of damage to a tooth is no longer a reason to replace that tooth, instead they fill or crown the damaged area. This restorative principle has finally been applied to hip replacement surgery.