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August 2, 2018 – A long-term follow-up study from Australia confirms that hip implants with components made of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) substantially lower the risk of revision surgery after total hip replacement, reports a study in the August 1, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
“The use of XLPE has resulted in a significant reduction … Read the Rest
7/19/2018 – Ormonde M. Mahoney, MD, and Andrew M. Shimmin, MBBS, FRACS, debated the use of highly crosslinked polyethylene for patients who undergo total hip arthroplasty at the Orthopedics Today Hawaii Annual Meeting
He (Shimmin) emphasized that ceramic bearing wear products have less biological activity and minimal reports of osteolysis with its long-term use…
…Furthermore, Shimmin noted ceramic-on-ceramic bearings can be made with larger articulations, which can lead to greater jump … Read the Rest
After undergoing a successful Total Hip Replacement (THR) and reconstruction surgery in Mumbai, 19-year-old Zinatu Umar from Nigeria took her first step in over two and a half years…
…A fatal car accident in September 2016 left Zinatu left bedridden…
Speaking about her condition post surgery, Dr Kaushal Malhan, Senior Knee and Hip Surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “The patient had not gone to school for over a year and … Read the Rest
ROGERS, Ark. June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Pain in Mindy Shufelt’s hip began several years ago and slowly got worse. Because of a physically demanding job where she’s on her feet, she resorted to a strange gait to help her get through the day. She calls it “the pirate walk.”
“Hitch and drag, hitch and drag,” she explained.
An X-ray showed severe hip arthritis that was “bone on bone.” Mercy orthopedic surgeon, Dr. W. Cody … Read the Rest
December 2017 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors have approved a new “Use of Emerging Biologic Therapies” position statement highlights the importance of understanding the risks and benefits of stem cell and other biologic treatments for musculoskeletal joint conditions.
Unlike many traditional orthopedic treatments, emerging biologic therapies may not have safety and efficacy profiles, according to the statement. Since patient education is needed … Read the Rest
June 6, 2018 – For elderly trauma patients, a basic goal is early mobilization, as immobilization can trigger various complications, such as venous thromboembolism, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and pressure ulcers. Although partial weight-bearing has been shown to significantly increase mortality compared with unrestricted weight-bearing, it remains a frequent recommendation of aftercare following lower-extremity fracture fixation…
…Elderly patients seem to be unable to maintain weight-bearing restrictions. As early mobilization of geriatric … Read the Rest
June 6, 2018 – Obesity is a negative prognostic factor for various surgical procedures. The purpose of this study was to compare patients with obesity who underwent hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears with a match-controlled group of normal-weight patients…
…Hip arthroscopy for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears in patients with obesity yielded significant improvements at ≥5 years; these results were similar to a matched group … Read the Rest
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December 18, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using a procedure called Subchondroplasty to give patients with damaged hips more treatment options and ultimately avoid replacement surgery.
“We want to preserve the native hip whenever possible because once you have a hip replacement, there’s no going back,” said Dr. Kelton Vasileff, an orthopedic surgeon at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. “We’re able to use a bone-hardening … Read the Rest
…A small cup limits options regarding liner thickness and femoral implant size. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of a 4-mm–thick ceramic liner and the outcomes of cementless total hip arthroplasty using a 44- or 46-mm metal shell and a ceramic-on-ceramic bearing…
…Between May 2003 and June 2008, 80 patients (88 hips) who had hip osteoarthritis and a hypoplastic acetabulum underwent cementless total hip arthroplasty using … Read the Rest
Posted by Melissa Chefec NEW YORK & GREENWICH, CT. (PRWEB) April 13, 2018 – Dr. Kevin Plancher with Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine with tips for understanding the pros and cons of both approaches to treating knee and hip pain.
When chronic knee or hip pain from arthritis or injury becomes a daily struggle, undergoing joint replacement surgery may become a tempting option. But is there a role for growth factors or stem cell therapy … Read the Rest