Hip replacement is one of the most effective operations known and should give you many years of freedom from pain. Once you have arthritis which has not responded to conservative treatment, you may well be a candidate.
Hip Resurfacing or bone conserving procedure replaces the acetabulum (hip socket) & resurfaces the femoral head. This means the femoral head has some or very little bone removed & replaced with the metal component.
The arthroscope is a fiber-optic telescope that can be inserted into a joint (commonly the knee, shoulder and ankle) to evaluate and treat a number of conditions. A camera is attached to the arthroscope and the picture.