An exciting, new and more conservative alternative to total hip replacement

Welcome to the Hip Resurfacing Program at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Center for Total Joint Replacement. The Center offers an exciting alternative to total hip replacement -- Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR).

The BHR system is a technologically advanced surgical procedure that resurfaces rather than replaces the end of the femur (thigh bone). This allows patients to participate in more strenuous physical activity with an implant that is potentially more stable than traditional total hip replacements.

Watch a Flash animation of the procedure (Flash player needed)