Dr. Bose – I have bone cysts, can I have a hip resurfacing?
The presence of a cysts by itself is not a contraindication for resurfacing. It does not preclude resurfacing automatically. One must keep in mind that cyst formation is a natural occurrence in osteoarthritis and is very common though the extent, quantity & location may vary.
Cysts are of course much more common and invariably present in AVN. The assessment of certain technical factors would the real issue. This is based on the amount of residual bone after head preparation. Some resurfacing prosthesis are thicker at the top and tend to replace more bone in the head of the femur than other prosthesis. This is a great advantage in managing cysts as at … Read the rest