Joint Preserving Surgery
Hip Replacement Surgery
Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip Arthroscopy
Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
Hip Resurfacing

True resurfacing of the hip involves resurfacing of the worn joint with living tissue. Currently, autogenous cartilage transplantation to the hip holds great promise, but is not yet reliable enough to be applied clinically - except in the most compelling of circumstances. Prosthetic surface replacement of the hip has been performed since the 1960's, with resurgence in interest in the 1990's with the advent of metal-metal bearings. Hip Resurfacing does hold promise for selected patients and some surgeons perform this procedure well and frequently. Dr. Murphy personally prefers the use of ceramic-ceramic bearings in hip arthroplasty. If you would like to see a surgeon who prefers to perform hip resurfacing as opposed to ceramic-ceramic hip arthroplasty, please let us know and we can refer you to surgeons who are committed to hip resurfacing technology.