Published on Jan 14, 2015 Nathan Wei http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com
Progress in hip replacement in hardware? Maybe not… Research Raises Questions About Innovations To Devices Used In Joint Replacement. Nancy Walsh writing in MedPage Today reported that a review published in BMJ suggests that “innovations to devices used in joint replacement have been introduced without sufficient evidence that they are any better than existing implants.” Researchers found that “for one type of new device technology, hip replacements … Read the Rest
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed an antibiotic-releasing polymer that may greatly simplify the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection, and in a recent report published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, they describe how implants made from this material successfully eliminated 2 types of prosthetic infection in animal models.
“Our finding that polyethylene, the most commonly used weight-bearing surface in total joint surgery, can be made to safely and effectively release … Read the Rest
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) UK has called for longer-term monitoring of all patients fitted with metal-on-metal hip implants, as a precautionary measure, in an update to its original guidance issued in 2012.
“MHRA, in colsultation with its independent Metal-on-Metal Expert Advisory Group (MoM EAG), has continued to monitor the performance of MoM hip joint articulations for the occurrence of soft tissue … Read the Rest
NewswireToday – /newswire/ – New York, NY, United States, 2017/06/28 – Persistence Market Research (PMR), in its report, estimates global hip replacement market to reach 4.1% CAGR during 2016-2024. The report also focuses on key trends and factors driving the growth of hip replacement market.
Hip bone infection, the rising problem of arthritis, hip fractures, manufacturers extending product line, clinicians concerned about patient safety, rising innovation and new hip implants including 3D printing technology … Read the Rest
The Orthopedic News Network estimated that about 460,000 people had hip replacements in 2010, and approximately 56,000 of those were revisions. Because hip replacements are on the rise in people under 60 (reports the Huffington Post and BBC News in 2016) doctors predict more hip revision surgeries.
Data from the Orthopedic Registry in both Australia and the United Kingdom indicate that only five percent of patients who receive total hip replacements … Read the Rest
New hip replacement implant system builds on ConforMIS’s customized knee replacement technology and positions Company to expand in global orthopedics market
Billerica, Mass. – June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – ConforMIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS), a medical technology company that offers knee replacement implants customized to fit each patient’s unique anatomy, today announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance of the Company’s primary iTotal Hip replacement system.
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a2f06ce1-6e8f-4f5e-b521-0a2f9b95aef4
“Having … Read the Rest
Normally Dual Mobility Bearings are not the prefered device, but have special uses for patients that have dislocations and other problems. The heads are larger and provide a dual mobility which is an advantage in special cases.
Dislocation after total hip arthroplasty remains a major problem and hip instability is the most common reason for revision. These complications are costly to both patients and the healthcare system, and efforts to reduce them have had varied … Read the Rest
WATERLOO, ON, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Intellijoint Surgical® is proud to announce that intellijoint HIP® has now – only one year after commercial launch – been used in over 1,000 total hip replacement procedures in the United States, Canada and Australia. intellijoint HIP® is a novel medical device providing 3D mini-optical navigation for orthopaedic surgeons. The one thousandth case using intellijoint … Read the Rest
Abstract: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been performed for nearly 50 years. Between 2006 and 2012, more than 600,000 metal-on-metal THA procedures were performed in the United States. This article reviews the production of metal wear debris in a metal-on-metal articulation and the interaction of cobalt and chromium ions that ultimately led to a dramatic decline in the use of metal-on-metal THA articulations. Additionally, the article reviews mechanisms of metal wear, … Read the Rest
The survivorship of total hip arthroplasty in younger patients is dependent on the wear characteristics of the bearing surfaces. Long-term results with conventional polyethylene in young patients show a high failure rate. This study assessed the long-term results of a first-generation annealed highly cross-linked polyethylene (HCLPE) in uncemented total hip arthroplasty in young, active patients…
…The current study found no significant oxidation effect or polyethylene wear that would cause adverse clinical … Read the Rest