August 2008Michael A. Mont, MD, Mike S. McGrath, MD
Slif D. Ulrich, MD, Thorsten M. Seyler, MD,
David R. Marker, BS and Ronald E. Delanois, MD
Background: Hip resurfacing has been proposed as an alternative to total hip replacement in patients who have proximal femoral deformities or retained hardware in the proximal aspect of the femur. In these situations, placement of a conventional stemmed hip prosthesis would be difficult or impossible, possibly necessitating a complex osteotomy or a custom prosthesis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a series of patients who had extra-articular deformities of the proximal aspect of the femur and/or retained hardware and who were managed with a resurfacing hip prosthesis…
…Conclusions: Resurfacing hip arthroplasty offers an option for patients when placement of a conventional total hip prosthesis is difficult or impossible because of the presence of proximal femoral deformities or retained hardware in or on the proximal aspect of the femur.