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Who is a Candidate for Hip Resurfacing?

Hip resurfacing is intended for young, active adults who are under 60 years of age and in need of a hip replacement. Adults over 60 who are living non-sedentary lifestyles may also be considered for this procedure. However, this can only be further determined by a review of your bone quality.

There are certain causes of hip arthritis that result in extreme deformity of either the head of the femur or the acetabulum (hip socket). These cases are usually not candidates for hip resurfacing.

Talk with your orthopaedic surgeon to determine if hip resurfacing is the right option for you.

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