Hip resurfacing after FVFG?

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If someone has had a FVFG that is succesful (meaning that the bone is alive and strong) but the pain is still bad enough to warrent a hip replacement, can you get hip resurfacing rather than a THR???

Also, is the any information available about hip resurfacing?

Thanks for any feedback!

-- Dave Keller (kellersurf@adelphia.net), September 26, 2002


Probably not because the transplanted fibula is too hard to drill the hole for the resurfacing stem.

-- Marc Hungerford, M.D. (mhunger@jhmi.edu), October 21, 2002.

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