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Some doctors indicate that the best treatment following a collapse of the femoral head is some form of implant, either hemi resurfacing or total hip replacement.
However, if there has been only a slight collapse of the femoral head and the pain is not too severe, is it still possible to treat with a bone grafting procedure? The size of the lesion seems to make a difference with respect to the bone grafting, so if the lesion is large does that cause the treatment to lean more towards an implant, such as resurfacing?
-- Howard Hou (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 26, 2003
With larger lesions and collapse I would use an implant. If the lesion is very large it may not support a resurfacing and you may need a complete hip replacement.
-- Harpal (Paul) Khanuja, M.D. (email@example.com), February 04, 2004.