Patients' perceptions of hip resurfacing arthroplasty

Todd P. Murphy, Robert T. Trousdale, Mark W. Pagnano, Tad M. Mabry, Rafael J. Sierra

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The purpose of this study was to understand patients' perceptions regarding hip resurfacing arthroplasty relative to conventional total hip arthroplasty (THA). A consecutive group of 139 patients being evaluated for hip symptoms were asked to complete a survey regarding hip resurfacing arthroplasty. Forty-one percent were aware of hip resurfacing arthroplasty, and 82% felt hip resurfacing arthroplasty was a safer procedure than THA. Seventy-nine percent felt there was less soft tissue damage associated with hip resurfacing arthroplasty, and 80% felt they would return to their activities more quickly. Eighty percent felt that their overall range of motion would be better following hip resurfacing arthroplasty. Patients' perceptions of hip resurfacing arthroplasty are inconsistent with the known published advantages and disadvantages of the procedure when compared to conventional THA. Most of the patients received their information from sources other than an orthopedic surgeon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)730-733
Number of pages4
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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