This is a technique that has developed over the past five to ten years. This differs from a classical hip replacement in that more of your original hip is retained – specifically the neck and upper shaft. This technique is more suitable to people under the sixty years of age, especially if you are leading an active lifestyle. After a resurfacing hip replacement, patients have continued to serve in the army and navy and deploy overseas. Some have jogged marathons and returned to downhill skiing! For younger people, it represents a major treatment option for the worn hip. Using this resurfacing approach still allows a normal total hip replacement to take place in later life.