January 15, 2016 Shimmin AM. No stem! Role of hip resurfacing. Presented at: Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2016; Jan. 10-14, 2016; Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Despite design issues for small sizes and limited understanding of the effects of edge loading with these implants, hip resurfacing can yield positive results and should continue to play a role in the treatment of patients, according to a presenter here at Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2016.
“Hip resurfacing has better functional outcomes than total hip replacement, and with a better understanding of [femoroacetabular impingement] FAI and functional pelvic mobility, I think this will further improve outcomes with hip resurfacing,” Andrew M. Shimmin, MBBS, FRACS, said in his presentation…
…resurfacing has showed that resurfacing of the femoral head is safe … Read the rest