- 100,000th Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Procedure Performed in the U.S. with Stryker’s Mako System
- 35 Year Follow Up for THR Patients 50 and under
- AAOS to CMS: Decision for outpatient TKA should remain patient-surgeon choice
- Advantage Ceramic Total Hip Replacement Devices 2013
- AJRR Releases First-Ever Patient Annual Report
- Alternative Bearing Surfaces in THR
- Anesthesia and Control of Operative Blood Loss THR
- Anterior, Lateral and Posterior Approach to Surgery by Talking with Docs – Dr. Zalzal and Dr. Weening
- Are You a Candidate For THR Surgery By Joel Matta
- Articles about Total Hip Replacement including information about choosing a surgeon,
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV)–Right inside Ruby’s doors two patients had their lives changed forever.
For 8 years, Operation Walk USA has given back to patients who may not qualify for health coverage, have no insurance or can’t afford surgery on their own…
…To date, more than 700 patients have been helped through Operation Walk USA.… Read the Rest
Recently, a strong emphasis has been placed on establishing rehabilitation protocols after primary total hip and knee arthroplasty in an attempt to shorten, improve, and standardize the postoperative period of recovery. Less invasive surgical techniques, patient demands, and the pressure of insurance regulations have forced postoperative rehabilitation to be placed on an expedited scale. With these concerns in mind, we introduce a pre- and postarthroplasty program involving the Pilates method. Modified exercises have been developed to account for the postoperative precautions and needs of total hip and knee arthroplasty patients. A patient-driven interest in the use … Read the Rest
November 3, 2018 Dallas – Data presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting showed total hip arthroplasty performed with a highly crosslinked acetabular liner in patients younger than 50 years of age was associated with Kaplan-Meier overall survivorship of 93% at 15 years when revision due to failure was the endpoint.
Talking With Docs Published on July 24, 2018 – Dr. Paul Zalzal and Dr. Brad Weening discuss different surgical approaches to hip replacement surgery. There has been a lot of interest in the anterior hip approach recently. This video compares anterior approach to lateral and posterior approaches.
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Do NOT use the Video for medical emergencies. If you have a medical emergency, call a physician or qualified healthcare provider, or CALL 911 immediately. Under no circumstances should you attempt self-treatment based on anything you have seen or read on the … Read the Rest
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 in the rate of revision at 16 years following total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis,” writes Professor Richard de Steiger, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA, and colleagues of … 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 height and more stability…
…“In the registry data that I presented yesterday, larger ceramic bearings are revised less than smaller diameter ceramic-on-ceramic bearings,” he said.… 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 a 44- or 46-mm metal shell and a ceramic-on-ceramic bearing…
…The thin (4 mm) ceramic liner did not increase the risk of ceramic fracture and … 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 years from 2000 to 2014…
…7. Researchers predict primary total hip replacement will grow 171 percent and primary total knee replacement will grow by up … 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 that hip replacement can add years to life as well as adding ‘life to years’—increasing the chances of longer survival as well as improving the … 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 Corin’s Optimized Positioning System (OPS™), an innovative technology that helps surgeons determine the best positioning and orientation of a hip implant based on a dynamic … 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 total of 86 hospital trusts—around half of those in England—reported that the average waiting time for a hip replacement last year was 19.3 weeks, and … Read the Rest