Are you a candidate?


Synovo Preserve Hip Resurfacing has helped thousands of patients from all over the world return to their active, healthy lifestyles. While hip resurfacing is a viable option for the majority of patients, certain criteria must be met before one can considered for the procedure.

What are the criteria for resurfacing?

  1. Educated patient who understands the risks and procedures.
  2. Relative youth and need for high activity.
  3. Good bone quality
  4. Limited deformity (major bone loss and leg shortening cannot be effectively addressed with resurfacing.)

When should a resurfacing not be performed?

  1. When there is major bone loss.
  2. When there is insufficient experience of the surgical team.
  3. When a conventional hip replacement will meet all the patient’s needs

Hip resurfacing requires healthy supporting bone and is more useful in young patients in need of the highest level of function. Young patients fearing a possible difficult future revision operation and desiring greater freedom of movement have increasingly requested hip resurfacing. The patient satisfaction rate has been 96% with 81% of patients describing themselves as very active following surgery.

Patients under the age of 65, those who actively participate in athletic activities, and those who have good bone quality, often benefit most from hip resurfacing. Men and women can both benefit from hip resurfacing; however, women suffering from osteoporosis will often benefit more from other treatments, such as total hip replacement.

Dr. Pritchett considers each patient on a case-by-case basis. After a comprehensive joint damage evaluation, he will determine the best treatment option to help patients return to their active life style as soon as possible.