Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty

  • Christos Plakogiannis
  • Robert G. Middleton


The results of resurfacing depend on three factors: Patient selection Surgical technique Implant selection This is a more technically demanding procedure than total hip replacement. A surgeon should complete 200 hip replacements before attempting resurfacing. The learning curve is between 20 and 50 cases.


Femoral Head Gluteus Maximus Femoral Head Size Transverse Acetabular Ligament Soft Tissue Swelling 
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Further Reading

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  4. Glyn-Jones S, Pandit H, Kwon Y-M, Doll H, Gill HS, Murray DW. Risk factors for inflammatory pseudotumour formation following hip resurfacing. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009;91(12):1566–74.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Shimmin A, Beaulé PE, Campbel P. Metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90:637–54.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Langton DJ, Jameson SS, Joyce TJ, Hallab NJ, Natu S, Nargol AVF. Early failure of metal-on-metal bearings in hip resurfacing and large-diameter total hip replacement. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010;92(1):38–46.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christos Plakogiannis
    • 1
  • Robert G. Middleton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryRoyal Bournemouth HospitalBournemouthUK

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