Hip Resurfacing Surgery in Dubai

Hip Resurfacing Facts

  • Hip resurfacing is a groundbreaking method ideal for active individuals exploring options beyond total hip replacement.
  • Known for its bone-preserving strategy, this procedure is increasingly preferred by younger patients.
  • Studies have indicated that hip resurfacing has a survival rate of over 90% at ten years post-operation.
  • Younger, active patients tend to benefit most from hip resurfacing surgery compared to traditional total hip replacement.
  • Complication rates for hip resurfacing are generally lower than those for total hip replacement surgeries.
Hip Resurfacing Surgery in Dubai - Dr Hesham Al Khateeb

 Dr. Hesham, a highly respected surgeon, is a prominent figure in the field of Hip Resurfacing surgery in Dubai. His mastery of this contemporary orthopedic technique provides a promising solution for patients aiming for enhanced joint function and increased activity levels.  Apart from professional expertise, Dr. Hesham has also been honored with the NHS Innovation Award for his development of the ‘Bone Guard,’ a pioneering device designed to enhance the safety and efficacy of hip resurfacing procedures by mitigating potential complications.

What is Hip Resurfacing?

Hip resurfacing involves undergoing a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip joint.

In a normal hip joint, the femoral head moves smoothly within the hipbone socket, which is lined with cartilage to facilitate smooth movement. Joint damage can lead to pain when the bones rub together abnormally.

However, during hip resurfacing surgery in Dubai, our surgeon accesses the hipbone and thighbone through an incision. The femoral head is trimmed and covered with a smooth metal cap, while the damaged part of the hipbone socket is replaced with a metal shell.

Hip resurfacing is a form of hip replacement surgery, differing from traditional hip replacement where the entire femoral head is removed instead of being capped with a metal covering. The socket of the hipbone is also replaced in both hip resurfacing and traditional hip replacement surgeries.

When will you need
Hip Resurfacing surgery?

Various medical conditions like the following can contribute to severe hip joint damage, which may necessitate Hip Resurfacing surgery:


Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (the most prevalent)

Hip Joint injuries or fractures

Bone tumors in the hip joint

Hip Resurfacing Procedure

Our surgeon will tailor the specifics of your hip resurfacing surgery to match your injury and chosen surgical approach. Assisted by a specialized healthcare team, an orthopedic surgeon will conduct the operation, which typically lasts between 2 to 3 hours.

Here’s what you can anticipate:

General anesthesia is commonly administered to ensure you remain asleep and pain-free throughout the procedure. Alternatively, spinal anesthesia may be used along with sedatives to keep you relaxed yet awake.

Your vital signs, including heart rate and blood pressure, will be closely monitored by healthcare professionals. In some cases, a breathing tube may be inserted to assist with breathing during surgery.

Antibiotics may be administered before and after surgery to prevent infection.

Our surgeon will then begin with making an incision in your thigh, typically located on the posterior side, and proceed to cut through the skin and muscle layers.

The femoral head will be extracted from the hip joint socket, trimmed using specialized instruments, and fitted with a metal cap.

Further, the procedure will entail the following steps:

Expectations post-surgery:
Recovery and More

Patients typically return home within 1 to 4 days following surgery.

Your ability to put weight on your leg immediately after the hip resurfacing surgery will depend on our surgeon’s recommendations and the strength of your bone. Initially, you may require a walker, cane, or crutches until you feel comfortable walking unaided, which may take a few days or weeks.

Expect some discomfort and pain for several weeks after the procedure. Your doctor may prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort.

Various pain medications, including opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and local anesthetics, can effectively manage pain. Having said that, it’s crucial to adhere to your doctor’s instructions and discontinue opioid use as soon as the pain diminishes.

Post-surgery, our doctor may recommend physical therapy to maintain range of motion and regain strength. You’ll have follow-up appointments with our surgeon at regular intervals to monitor your progress and address any concerns.

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Benefits of Hip Resurfacing

The benefits of hip resurfacing include:

Simplified revision process:

Hip resurfacing procedures may offer easier revision options compared to traditional hip replacements. As mechanical components used in both procedures can wear out or loosen over time, typically after 15 to 20 years, the need for revision surgery may arise. Because hip resurfacing preserves more bone from the femur, revising failed implants in this procedure may be less complex.

Reduced risk of hip dislocation:

Hip resurfacing involves using a larger ball size closer to the natural hip ball size, potentially decreasing the risk of dislocation. However, the impact of various factors, such as surgical approach and implant type, on dislocation risk remains debated.

Improved walking patterns:

Studies suggest that hip resurfacing may result in more natural walking patterns compared to traditional hip replacement surgeries. Although these differences are subtle and require specialized instruments for measurement, they contribute to a potentially more normal gait post-surgery.

Looking to restore your hip condition?

Consult Dr. Hesham Al-Khateeb -
Your partner in precise Hip Resurfacing Surgery in Dubai

If you’re seeking to regain optimal hip function and mobility, consider consulting with Dr. Hesham Al-Khateeb, a trusted expert in precise hip resurfacing surgery in Dubai. With years of experience and commitment to excellence and care, he ensures that each commitment to innovative approaches and patient-focused treatment.

So, get in touch with Dr. Hesham if you are contemplating hip resurfacing and want to reclaim an active and pain-free lifestyle.

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