Over the past 10 years hip resurfacing has become increasingly popular in Europe and North America as an alternative to the more invasive procedure of total hip replacement. Rather than remove the entire femoral head and neck leading to difficulties should the hip replacement need to be revised, resurfacing conserves much more of the patient’s healthy femur and this has been shown to be of great benefit to many patient groups, especially younger and more active patients.
Modern Hip Resurfacing includes a huge number of high-quality images designed to guide the reader through the procedure. It also features a DVD that provides readers with over 3 hours of cases, making it the ultimate resource for all orthopedic specialists.
Mr McMinn is the acknowledged innovator in the technique and has assembled a team of experts in all aspects of the resurfacing procedure, from materials science to the surgical procedure itself. This book represents a comprehensive resource for all orthopedic surgeons wanting to incorporate hip resurfacing into their surgical work and provides a compelling story that reinforces the place resurfacing has taken in the surgeon’s armamentarium.
Table of contents
Introduction.- History of resurfacing including its significance within the development of general hip arthroplasty.- Research, science and principles of resurfacing devices.- Development of modern resurfacing devices.- Clinical aspects of resurfacing, what works, what does not and why.- Results including an analysis of complications and failures to date.- Future development in techniques and technology.- Discussion.- Bibliography.