Jefferson University Hospitals

Hip Resurfacing

Hip resurfacing surgery, introduced in the U.S. in 2006, is a procedure that can offer you a tremendous advantage to hip replacement: it can restore full hip functioning while preserving as much of the bone area as possible.

What Does Hip Resurfacing Involve?

In hip resurfacing, the surgeon shapes your arthritic or damaged joint and then covers or "surfaces" both sides of the joint with metal prosthetic implants. You can expect one to three months of physical therapy after surgery.

Our orthopedic surgeons continue working on newer versions of resurfacing to further enhance longevity and simplify the surgical technique.