Hip Resurfacing (Video)

By Brett P. Frykberg, MD

Hip Resurfacing

Hip resurfacing or the Birmingham Hip is a procedure where a metal cap is placed at the top of the femur and connected to a metal lining that is placed in the pelvic socket. It is an alternative to a total hip replacement with an advantage being minimal bone loss. The disadvantages, however, include availability being limited to only males.

It has just been reported by The Telegraph that professional tennis player Andy Murray has undergone hip resurfacing surgery in London. Murray decided to go through with the procedure in hopes of getting rid of the constant pain he felt in his hip. Depending on how he recovers, he may never play again. The Telegraph states that Murray has been in contact with world-class tennis player Bob Bryan, who is the only tennis professional to come back to the sport after the procedure.

If you are interested in the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Procedure, please call (904) 858-7045 to make an appointment.

Brett Frykberg, MD

View this video below to learn more about hip resurfacing from JOI’s very own Brett P. Frykberg, MD.  Dr. Frykberg is a fellowship trained Total Joint Replacement specialist at the JOI San Marco location. He is the only surgeon is the Northeast Florida region who is performing this procedure.


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