In an effort to provide the best care to his patients, Dr. Bowling now offers hip resurfacing for qualified patients. What is hip resurfacing? Hip resurfacing has been developed as a surgical alternative to a total hip replacement (THR). The procedure consists of placing a cobalt-chrome metal cap, which is hollow and shaped like a mushroom, over the head of the femur while a matching metal cup (similiar to what is used in a THR) is placed in the pelvis socket. This procedure replaces the articulating surfaces of the patients hip joint while removing a minimal amount of the hip bone as compared to THR. A surgeon’s level of expertise is very vital for a successful outcome for hip resurfacing. Call Dr. Bowling’s office today to see if hip resurfacing could help you return to the things you love you do!