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Dr. Bowling offers hip resurfacing

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!