Hip Resurfacing Surgery Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Hip Resurfacing Surgery to foreign patients.
Bumrungrad Hospital Contact Bumrungrad Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.
Hip Resurfacingupon request
55 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Dr. Thamrongrat Keokarn
Dr. Thamrongrat Keokarn
Orthopaedics, Hand
Dr. Atirek Chivabongs
Dr. Atirek Chivabongs
Geriatric Orthopaedics
Trauma Orthopaedics
Columbia Asia Hospitals Contact Columbia Asia Hospitals
Private Hospital, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
A 200-bed facility located at Gateway Center in Northwest Bangalore. The hospital opened in 2008 and provides comprehensive tertiary-level services, such as cardiac operations, orthopedics and neuroscience, as well as secondary-level medical care.
Hip Resurfacingupon request
4 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Dr. K Srinivasan, MBBS, MS, DOTS
Dr. K Srinivasan, MBBS, MS, DOTS
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Shankar R Kurpad, MBBS, DNB
Dr. Shankar R Kurpad, MBBS, DNB
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Yunus Emre Hospital Contact Yunus Emre Hospital
Private Hospital, Turkey
A private hospital in the center of Istanbul with 45 physicians from 16 medical specialties. Yunus Emre Hospital's medical tourism department is fully equipped to handle foreign patients, providing all necessary services.
Hip Resurfacingupon request
Clinica UNIBE Contact Clinica UNIBE
Private Medical Center, Costa Rica
Clinica UNIBE is a full-service private medical center, providing outpatient medical care, cosmetic, orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, ophthalmic, maxillofacial and general surgery.
Hip Resurfacing6,800 US$
3 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
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Dr. Vladimir Badilla Vargas
Orthopedics, Traumatology
Salutaris Medical Center Contact Salutaris Medical Center
Private Hospital, Mexico
A short-stay surgical clinic and outpatient facility specializing in cosmetic, general and orthopedic surgery. The clinic is accustomed to treating patients from the United States, Latin America and Europe.
Hip Resurfacingupon request
Oasis of Hope Hospital Contact Oasis of Hope Hospital
Cancer Treatment Center, Mexico
A modern, high tech medical and surgical facility catering to cancer patients and doubles as a cancer research institution as well.
Hip Resurfacing17,000 - 23,000 US$
Cabo Orthopaedics Contact Cabo Orthopaedics
Private Clinic, Mexico
A specialized orthopedics clinic with four board certified physicians, affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The Cabo clinic treats over 100 foreign patients annually, mainly from the USA and Canada.
Hip Resurfacingupon request
Listed orthopedics specialist:
Dr. Gerardo Mangino
Dr. Gerardo Mangino
Orthopedics, Joint Replacement
Xanit Hospital Internacional Contact Xanit Hospital Internacional
Private Hospital, Spain
Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.
Hip Resurfacingupon request
KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital Contact KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital
Private Hospital, Malaysia
MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.
Hip Resurfacing8,200 US$
3 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Dr. Wong Chiew Chin
Dr. Wong Chiew Chin
Head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Abd.Wahab Ghani
Dr. Abd.Wahab Ghani
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Artemis Health Institute Contact Artemis Health Institute
Hospital, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
The flagship hospital of the Artemis Health Sciences offers caters to local and international patients alike. It is the first 300-bed multi-specialty hospital in India to function with a paperless information management scheme.
Hip Resurfacingupon request
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About Hip Resurfacing

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Hip Resurfacing Surgery
Hip resurfacing surgery is a surgical procedure in which a metal cap is placed over the femoral head and a metal cup is placed in the pelvis, which replaces the connecting surfaces of the hip joint. It is an alternative to total hip replacement.

In hip resurfacing surgery, the amount of bone that is removed is lesser than that in a hip replacement surgery. If the hip resurfacing parts are required to be replaced eventually, there is an adequate amount of bone that is left to conduct a hip replacement surgery. The risk of hip dislocation is also less.

How is Hip Resurfacing Performed?
  • An incision is made on the side of the high through which the surgeon can view the femoral head and socket.
  • The femoral head is removed from the socket.
  • The femoral head is shaped with powered instruments to make it fit into the new metal surface.
  • The cap is then fitted into the femoral head and fixed in place with a small peg that is attached into the bone.
  • A metal cup replaces the hip socket.
  • A reamer is used to remove cartilage from the socket and shape it so that the artificial socket fits in.
  • The metal socket is then fitted in position and remains in place due to friction, until the bone grows and attaches to the metal.
  • The incision is closed with stitches and covered with a bandage.

How to Prepare for Hip Resurfacing?
  • The patient is physically examined to ensure that the patient is in a good condition to undergo surgery.
  • The patient may also be required to meet the physical therapist who will look after the patient’s rehabilitation. During this, the patient is fully examined to measure the patient’s current level of pain and to determine the strength and movement of the hips. Then, the patient is required to learn some exercises that needs to be done after the surgery. The patient will also be taught how to use crutches or a walker.
  • The patient may be required to donate some blood before 3 to 5 weeks. In case the patient needs a blood transfusion during the surgery, the patient’s own blood can be provided.
  • The patient’s bone should be adequately healthy to support the metal cap.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped 10 days prior to the surgery.
  • The patient should inform the doctor about any ailments or medical conditions.
  • Smoking should be stopped at least a couple of weeks before the surgery to ensure quick healing and a successful result.

Duration of procedure/surgery:
Approximately 2 hours

Days admitted:
2 to 5 days

General Anesthesia

- After the surgery, the patient is required to wear special stockings or boots to prevent blood clotting.
- A triangular cushion is placed between the patient’s legs to stop the legs from crossing and dislocating the hip joint.
- The patient is required to learn some breathing exercises using an incentive spirometer, which helps in improving breathing and avoiding pneumonia.
- Physical therapy is conducted one to three times a day when the patient is in the hospital. This will help the patient to move around. If the patient has had an un-cemented prosthesis, the patient may be instructed to put less weight on the foot.
- The stitches will be removed in 12 to 14 days after the surgery.

Risks of anesthesia include:
- Breathing difficulty
- Allergic reaction to medication
Risks of surgery include:
- Bleeding
- Blood clotting
- Infection
- Pain and swelling
Additional risks include:
- Dislocation of the hip joint
- Difference in the length of the legs
- Loosening of the artificial hip in due course
- Nerve injury
- Bone breakage
- Blood vessel injury

After care:
- The patient will require crutches to move around for 4 to 6 weeks after the surgery. The patient can resume light activities after 6 weeks. However, standing and lifting should be avoided for a longer time.
- The patient should avoid crossing legs and limit hip movements for at least 8 weeks after the surgery.
- The patient may need to continue wearing the compression stockings for some weeks at home.
- The patient should follow the doctor’s instructions on doing certain activities, like driving.
- The patient should avoid heavy sports that involve running and jumping.
- The patient should continue doing the physical therapy exercises at home.