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Birmingham hip resurfacing is an excellent procedure for young patients who need a hip replacement.
But not all young patients are candidates for hip resurfacing operation.If your main complaints are a result of labrum tear or impingement rather than arthritis you would not benefit from hip resurfacing operation.
You are just 29 years old and as far as possible your original head and cartilage should be saved.Therefore arthroscopy should be first choice and arthroscopist can see the cartilage of hip and advise if hip resurfacing operation is needed.Hip resurfacing should be done only if the cartilage on surface of hip is badly damaged.
Hip could be painful with a torn labrum and damage to part of cartilage of hip.Therefore if joint space in hip is maintained on x ray arthroscopy should be done.
If joint space on x ray is decreased hip resurfacing should be done.