The Hip Resurfacing Handbook
A practical guide to the use and management of modern hip resurfacings
by Koen de Smet
Edition: 1st., 2013
Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) using metal-on-metal bearings is an established but specialized technique in joint surgery. Based on the experience of leading experts in the field, this book provides a comprehensive reference on all aspects of this important procedure.
The first part reviews and compares all the major hip resurfacing prostheses, their key design features, relevant surgical techniques and clinical results. Part two discusses clinical follow-up of the hip resurfacing patient, including pre- and post-operative examination, acoustic phenomena and rehabilitation. It goes on to cover the use of techniques such as radiography and metal ion measurement, as well bone scans, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET and DEXA, to evaluate hip resurfacings. Part three reviews best practice in surgical techniques, focusing on such topics as the modified posterior and anterior approaches, instrumentation, anesthesia and revision surgery. Using extensive retrieval studies, part four includes examples of the main failure modes. The final part of the book includes patientsí own experiences, a comparison of HRA with total hip arthroplasty (THA), regulatory issues and relevant web sites.