Unlike a total hip replacement, a surface replacement is designed to conserve more of your natural thigh bone. By saving all of this bone stock, your physician is able to more accurately reproduce your natural anatomy.
Wright’s new CONSERVE® PLUS Total Resurfacing Hip System has many design advantages:
CONSERVE® PLUS Femoral Component: The femoral component replaces a portion of the ball-shaped bone at the top of your thigh (femoral head) and has a small stem that is inserted into the top of your thighbone (femur). The femoral component is attached to your thighbone (femur) with bone cement.CONSERVE® PLUS Acetabular Shell: The shell replaces the damaged surface of your hip socket (acetabulum) and is attached initially by an interference fit (press-fit) and over time by tissue and/or bone growth (biological fixation) into the shell’s outer porous coating.The femoral component moves within the cup. The surfaces that rub against each other are made from highly polished metal. This type of hip device is called a metal-on-metal hip resurfacing device.