hip resurfacing

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hip resurfacing

A type of hip arthroplasty in which the femoral head is shaped to receive a metal cap or resurfacing, which contrasts to a “total hip” in which the femoral head is excised and a mechanical prosthesis is put in its place.
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Some of those include Francis Allen, who pushed the boundaries of spinal deformity surgery; Rodney Sneath, a leader in the field of bone tumour surgery; and Derek McMinn, who pioneered metal on metal hip resurfacing.
The main advantage of computer guided surgery is that it is more accurate and helps to decrease the "outliers" which is particularly important in active persons and certain type of bearings like metal on metal hip resurfacings.
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