«Resurfacing» is a surgical procedure that consists of recovering a joint that has been eroded by osteoarthritis. This coating is done with metal prosthetic implants. The discovery and surgical application of new metals such as tantalum have considerably increased the success rate of this type of treatment.
The end result is a hip anatomically and biomechanically more similar to the patient’s original joint, with better stability, flexibility and range of motion . The risk of dislocation is minimal. Patients achieve a higher level of activity than with conventional arthroplasty.
This type of implant allows more of the bone to be preserved and, therefore, guarantees greater mobility than a traditional intervention.