Mr Araz B. Massraf

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon MBCHB, FRCSI, FRCS (Orth & Trauma)

My Indications

— Male >65, Female >60
— Normal hip joint anatomy.
— No previous hip surgery. No leg length discrepancy
— Less than %50 AVN on MRI.
— Normal bone Densometery.
— No large cysts in the femur.
— Normal height & weight.
— Non metal allergy
— Not child bearing female.
— Normal renal function.

I do this procedure as I believe it services a very good option for patients that still have chance to live with their natural joint.


Mrs Elizabeth Crowson
Tel 07870 478988
Fax 01778 423476

Consulting Rooms:
Fitzwilliam Hospital
Milton Way
South Bretton
Booking: 01733 261717

Hip resurfacing

What is it?

It is a bone conservation for patients likely to outlive a primary conventional hip replacement.
The average age of patients who undergo hip arthroplasty is decreasing.
With correct patient selection, surgeon education, and operative technique, survivorship at five years is comparable with that of traditional hip replacements.
Hip resurfacing has its own unique set of complications. It is necessary to understand the risk factors prior to performing the procedure.

The prothesis

One of my cases

Common type

The future

Resolve the metal allergy questions. Better Hip designs. just as has evolved in conventional total hip replacements. it may be possible to achieve similar modularity benefits in hip resurfacing arthroplasty as new materials and designs evolve. Navigation system development. future material developments may allow hip resurfacing implants to be manufactured from ceramic or other composite materials.