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Your hip may feel stiff. You may have difficulty moving or lifting your leg. You hip pain may eventually limit your every day activities, such as walking, stair climbing, and bending.
Your surgeon will remove damaged cartilage from the head of the femur and prepare it for the resurfacing component. The hip socket is prepared in the same manner. The replacement socket is placed and the resurfacing head component is attached to the femur. The incision is closed and a drainage tube is usually placed to help remove fluids.
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