In this text, we will talk about complications that can arise after the procedure called hip resurfacing surgery. During this operation the cartilage is removed then metal socket is put on the pelvis and a metal cap is put on the ball.
It is very difficult to talk about the complications of this surgery since it has not been used for a very long time. Long term complications are something we cannot discuss at the moment.
This procedure is in use not more than ten years, which makes it very young and thus, we can only talk about complications that have happened during this period. Some of those that we are aware of at the moment are fractures metal ions wearing out and loosening.
Many professionals are giving this operation a very critical attitude since fractures can happen. This fracture is mostly evident on the hip supporting bone. The number of fractures is the most important part of this attitude since every fifth patient suffers from a fracture. There are patients which can more easily suffer a fracture and such patients are obese the ones whose bone quality is low and women. Also patients can suffer from this fracture if they have done this procedure several times.
Other problems that can happen are loosening and wearing off of the implants, but these problems can happen after some time. When we talk about the metal ions, they are not really meticulously examined, and their effect on humans has not been determined yet. We do not know if their use can produce some problems in the future. We cannot know what can happen to those metal ions in human body after 20 or 30 years. Some professionals fear that they can cause carcinogenic effect and hypersensitivity reactions but as we have mentioned they are not fully examined, so we cannot verify this.
When we talk about the recovery, it can be described as extremely similar to the one after hip replacement procedure. It is important not to lift heavy objects. Also in the first year after the surgery, activities must be reduced. So do not lift, jump and run during the first year, because the problem may return, and the procedure is fruitless in that case. We do not know if another surgery will be required in the future. Procedure will have to be repeated if the implant has worn off but the surgery performed for this is a bit less complicated.