Best prosthetic material and Parkinson’s considerations

Hi, I’m Charlie, new to the group and anticipating a hip replacement next month.

I imagine this has been much discussed but is there a best material for the femoral head if you intend to run post surgery?  My doctor uses oxinium which seems to be metal with a surface that is like ceramic. Any experience with this material? My brother-in-law is an orthopedic surgeon and feels that ceramic is preferred.

Second, I’ve recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Any idea whether that has implications relative to the hip replacement surgery. My doctor recommended to not put off the surgery since the Parkinsons will bring muscle weakness over time which will make recovery more difficult. Also he thought there might be increased risk of dislocation over time, probably also due to muscle weakness.

Any thoughts on these two questions would be much appreciated!

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