Hip resurfacing

What is Hip resurfacing?

It is surgical alternative to total hip replacement. The procedure consists of placing a cobalt-chrome metal cap which is hollow and shaped like a mushroom over the head of femur.

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Following 5 years of hip pain and 3 exploratory/cleaning operations I finally had hip resurfacing 2 years ago. All was well and I was pain free...

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I have studied your case in detail.The xrays and tests are negative for fracture and no metal problem, means the pain may be muscular as your...

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What is the connection if any between NHL and chromium containing metal on metal hip replacements. I developed non Hodgkins Lymphoma two years...

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Thanks for your query.

Chromium liberated by such artificial joint prosthesis does cause many serious side effects.

Most common being the local...

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