Medical researchers both in the United States and abroad are raising red flags about the use of hip resurfacing in women. Hip resurfacing is a surgical alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery. Makers of artificial joints and some American doctors have aggressively promoted the hip resurfacing technique since it became available in the United States in 2006.Studies in countries where hip resurfacing has been used longer than in the United States, including Sweden and Australia, have now repeatedly shown a higher failure rate for women who undergo the procedure than for men. According to a recent study from Britain, women who undergo hip resurfacing are more likely to need a second corrective operation soon after the first, compared with women who get a conventional full replacement hip. And earlier this week, researchers released a study of resurfacing patients in the United States that raised similar cautions.
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