Standard hip replacement vs. resurfacing hip replacement

The traditional treatment of a patient that required a hip replacement has been a stem-type replacement.  The decision to perform a hip resurfacing is determined by diagnosis, the age of the patient, the patientís level of activity and expectations.  The resurfacing hip replacement offers a long-term outcome for young and active patients while saving bone for later revision when necessary. This conservative approach to hip replacement accounts for the popularity of the procedure.