Who is a Candidate for Hip Resurfacing?

Who is a Candidate for Hip Resurfacing?

Hip resurfacing is intended for young, active males who are under 60 years of age and in need of a hip replacement. Males over 60 who are living non-sedentary lifestyles may also be considered for this procedure. However, this can only be further determined by a review of your bone quality. There are certain causes of hip arthritis that result in extreme deformity of either the head of the femur or the hip socket. These cases are usually not candidates for hip resurfacing.

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Non-Surgical Alternatives

Non-Surgical Alternatives to Hip Resurfacing

Before deciding on hip resurfacing, your physician may try several non-surgical, conservative measures to relieve the pain and inflammation in your hip. Explore some of your options below.

Lifestyle Modification

The first alternative to hip resurfacing or replacement involves such lifestyle modification measures as weight loss, avoiding activities involving long periods of standing or walking, and the use of a cane to decrease the stress on the painful hip.  Following an anti-inflammatory diet, in particular decreasing your wheat intake can also drastically improve your body's overall inflammation. 

Anti-inflammatory Medications

Arthritis pain is primarily caused by inflammation in the hip joint. Reducing the inflammation of the tissue in the hip can provide temporary relief from pain and may delay surgery. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) may be prescribed to decrease the inflammation associated with arthritis. A classification of NSAIDs, called Cox-2 inhibitors, are often very effective in decreasing pain.  Curcumin (found inside the spice Tumeric) is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, as well as the herbs rosemary, lavendar, lemon balm, and salvia. 

Exercise and Physical Therapy

Exercise and physical therapy may be prescribed to improve the strength and flexibility of your hip and other lower extremity muscles. Your exercise program may include riding a stationary bike, light weight training and flexibility exercises. An aquatic therapy program is especially effective for the treatment of arthritis since it allows mild resistance while removing weight bearing stresses. For an appropriate exercise program, contact an experienced physical therapist.


Two dietary supplements, Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfate (commonly available in a combined tablet), may decrease the symptoms of hip arthritis. Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfate are both naturally occurring molecules, and issues associated with both remain under active research.

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