James W Pritchett - Hip resurfacing with a highly cross-linked polyethylene acetabular liner and a titanium nitride-coated femoral component

Hip resurfacing preserves femoral bone but the procedure has been limited by technical difficulty, health of the preserved bone, and wear and fixation of the bearing surfaces.1–5 Resurfacing patients have a lower incidence of mortality at 10 years compared to patients undergoing total hip replacement (THR).6,7 Resurfacing has procedural advantages such as an easier femoral revision when necessary, smaller volume of implanted material, and ability to offer the procedure when the medullary canal is blocked. The functional advantages of resurfacing over THR are enhanced stability and greater possibility for patients to participate in sports and other activities.