Hip resurfacing techniques date back to the beginning of joint replacement surgery. Today, orthopedic surgeons often debate the advantages and disadvantages of hip resurfacing over traditional total hip replacement. Proponents of hip resurfacing believe the procedure and new implant designs and materials are well suited for the growing number of younger patients in need of hip replacement. Joint replacement surgeon turned industry executive Sharat Kusuma, M.D., shares how engineering ingenuity has the potential to change the trajectory of hip resurfacing. Dr. Kusuma, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Exactech, is leading the company’s efforts to bring JointMedica’s Polymotion hip implant, an FDA Breakthrough Device, to market.