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
February 16, 2018
…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
Written by Angie Stewart-March 15, 2018 – The population of patients receiving hip and knee replacements was younger in 2014 than in 2000, according to a study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. A younger population could increase the likelihood of modern implants wearing out in the patients’ lifetimes…
…1. The average age for primary total hip replacement decreased from 66.3 years to 64.9 … Read the Rest
Biloine W. Young • Wed, March 7th, 2018
It is no big news that hip replacement surgery improves the quality of life. A study led by Wolters Kluwer Health, indicates that patients undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty (THA) have a slightly improved survival rate compared to the general population. This held true through a decade after surgery.
Peter Cnudde M.D., who, with a colleague. conducted the study, said, “Our study suggests … Read the Rest
NEW ORLEANS, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Corin, a global orthopaedic manufacturer and leader in functional implant positioning, today announced the launch of the Trinity™ Dual Mobility System featuring new implant technology designed to improve range of motion and reduce the risk for instability and dislocation after primary or revision hip replacement. The announcement was made here at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2018 Annual Meeting.
The system is designed for use with … Read the Rest
February 26th, 2018 – Wait times for joint replacement surgery in the United Kingdom have gone from 18 weeks to 18 months in four years, according to Sophie Borland and Fiona Parker, writing for England’s Daily Mail.
Many of the waiting patients are in severe pain and can walk only short distances. For a knee replacement, the wait for surgery is typically nearly five months, although many face longer delays…
…A … Read the Rest
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 20 : A study has recently revealed that patients who live alone can be safely discharged and sent home from a hospital to recover from hip or knee replacement surgery.
The results question the belief that patients who live alone should routinely be sent to an inpatient rehabilitation facility after total joint replacement surgery before going home.
Researchers said, “Patients living alone had a safe and manageable recovery when discharged directly … Read the Rest
Published on May 27, 2016 A question regarding dental procedures or minor surgical procedures and the use of antibiotics to prevent an infection after someone has had a total joint replacement is discussed.… Read the Rest
Published on Jun 10, 2016 Recovery from total hip replacement surgery once you are discharged from the hospital is discussed including where to go after, resuming activities, when to go back to work, and more.… Read the Rest