By DAVID HURST Last updated at 08:23am on 7th August 2007
As a goalie, I’ve spent most of my life having my head kicked in and throwing myself on the ground. Now I am paying the price. I remember one day the Arsenal manager asked me if I knew how many times I’d hit the ground that day. I didn’t. He said it had been at least 200.
As a result of my job, I’ve suffered countless playing injuries – including a broken arm, wrist, ribs, fingers on both hands, a chipped shoulder, numerous cuts and concussions – and my joints have worn out. Both my hips have packed in and I’ll soon need a new left knee.
The osteoarthritis problems really started during the 1972 FA Cup semi-final against Stoke, when …
Anterior Approach – New approach to an old procedure Updated 5/6/07
Just hours after Dr. Dick Wallin had his right hip replaced, he stood up. The next day, he used a walker to “cruise around the nurses’ station” at St. Mark’s Hospital, and shortly after that he learned to use crutches on a stair exercise machine.When he went home on day three, he needed only one crutch, which he discarded a week later. Within a couple of weeks, he was walking down his long driveway to retrieve the newspaper and the mail. He was also driving again.Dr. Wallin had his total hip replacement with the anterior approach. Read more about the advantages of this surgical approach in the detailed article above.
Developmental Dysplasia (DDH)Updated 7/2/09Developmental dysplasia of the hip is a congenital condition of the hip joint. It occurs once in every 1,000 live births. The hip joint is normally created as a ball and socket joint. In DDH, the hip socket may be shallow, letting the “ball” of the femoral head slip in and out of the socket. The “ball” may move partially or completely out of the hip socket.The greatest incidence of DDH occurs in first-born females with a history of a close relative with the condition.
Hip dysplasia is considered a “multifactorial trait.” Multifactorial inheritance means that many factors are involved in causing a birth defect. The factors are usually both genetic and environmental. Often, one gender (either male or female) is affected more frequently than the other in multifactorial traits. Hip dysplasia is nine times more common in females than males.
First-born babies are at higher risk …
DePuy Launches The Only Technology To Treat Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures Using Traditional Or Minimally Invasive ProceduresUpdated 7/23/07 READ COMPLETE ARTICLE23 Jul 2007 DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., has announced a new option for treating hip fractures: the Peak Fx™ Hip Plate System. This new technology stabilizes the hip fracture while sparing the surrounding tissues, which may support a faster recovery and rehabilitation.
Nearly 200,000 patients suffer the debilitating effects of intertrochanteric fractures in the United States each year.1 Surgery to repair these fractures can leave patients with a long, difficult rehabilitation caused partly by damage to surrounding muscles and tissues during surgery. In addition, many elderly fracture patients present with weak muscles or degraded bone from osteoporosis.
The new Peak Fx™ Hip Plate System addresses these issues with a unique low-profile tapered plate and a sleek instrument design that allows insertion into tissues without undue trauma to surrounding muscles. The lag …
Depuy Duroloc Ceramic on Ceramic HipUpdated 8/4/09 New Device ApprovalDuraloc® Option Ceramic Hip System – P040023This is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. See the links below to the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness and product labeling for more complete information on this product, its indications for use, and the basis for FDA’s approval.Product Name: Duraloc® Option Ceramic Hip System
Applicant: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
Address: 700 Orthopaedic Dr., P.O. Box 988 , Warsaw , IN 465810988
Approval Date: May 3, 2005
Approval Letter: http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/pdf4/P040023a.pdfWhat is it? The Duraloc® Option Ceramic Hip System is a ceramic on ceramic artificial hip replacement system, surgically implanted to completely replace a hip joint.How does it work? The Duraloc® Option Ceramic Hip System consists of:
a metal hip stem, that a doctor places into a hole drilled in the end of the
FDA Approves DePuy Orthopaedics Ceramax SystemUpdated 6/15/2011DePuy Orthopaedics Ceramax System – P070026 FDA Gov. Website – Approved Devices original FDA Notice Original FDA Approval announcementThis is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. See the links below to the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) and product labeling for more complete information on this product, its indications for use, and the basis for FDA’s approval.Product Name: Ceramax Ceramic Total Hip System
PMA Applicant: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
Address: 700 Orthopaedic Drive, P.O. Box 988, Warsaw, Indiana 46581-0988
Approval Date: December 23, 2010
Approval Letter: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf7/p070026a.pdf1What is it? The Ceramax Ceramic Hip System is a ceramic on ceramic artificial hip replacement system, surgically implanted to completely replace a hip joint.How does it work? The Ceramax Ceramic Hip System consists of:
A metal hip stem that a doctor places into
Deltamotion Ceramic INCREASED FLEXIBILITY AND DURABILITYAs the first cementless acetabular cup with a pre-assembled delta ceramic liner, the DELTAMOTION® Hip System uses clinically established technology in an innovative way to provide a novel, best-in-class solution for younger patients, particularly those with small acetabulae, to give them security and confidence. It uses the most advanced materials and technology which allows optimisation of the head-to-cup ratio, allowing use of larger heads in small diameter acetabulae. This dramatic increase in femoral head-to-acetabular diameter sizing allows levels of range of motion, head engagement, stability and wear of the replaced hip, unique in Ceramic on Ceramic (CoC) technology.
The DELTAMOTION® Hip System uses the world’s first large diameter pre-assembled CoC bearing, and the BIOLOX DELTA® ceramic and titanium alloy ensures optimised head-to-cup ratio without compromising stability. The larger head size offers a wide range of motion compared with other CoC systems, making it a …
Dave Veres Gets Artificial Left HipUpdated 7/2/09 By Nigel Kerry
Dave Veres, a 40 year old former closer, has been out of the baseball scene for two years. He recently had a lot to celebrate when he passed his first test in his mission to become the first Major League pitcher to play baseball with an artificial hip.
It has been one year since Veres received the prosthetic hip and when he was on the field, he did not favor his left hip, he fielded a bunt cleanly and covered the first base without any errors two times in an inning. This was all done during an intrasquad game of the Colorado Rockies. People might remember that in the early 1990s, Bo Jackson also played with an artificial hip when he tried to make a comeback from a football injury. However the comeback was unsuccessful.In 1998-99, Veres was Colorado Rockies …
Optimal acetabular cup positioning is attained in less than 50% of cases medical studyUpdated 3/10/2010 http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.aspx?rid=61685NEW ORLEANS – High-volume surgeons are more likely than low-volume surgeons to attain optimal cup positioning for total hip arthroplasty, but both groups still attain optimal cup positioning less than half of the time, according to a study presented here.
The findings were presented by Bryan Jarrett, BS, at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society…
…”Cup positioning and implant positioning are extremely important to attain long-term success,” he noted…
Callanan M, Bragdon CR, Zurakowski D, Rubash H. An analysis of cup positioning in total hip arthroplasty: quality improvement by use of a local joint registry. Paper 362. Presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. March 6-9, 2010. New Orleans.