- 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
- 7-year Study of Vitamin E-Diffused Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene Total Hip Replacement Device
- 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, what sports you can participate in after surgery and MIS surgery.
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- Autologous Blood Donation before THR
- Average Age of Joint Replacement Patients Dropped by 2 Years Medical Study
Original Article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883540319307120
The increasing prevalence of obesity has resulted in an increased number of revision total hip arthroplasties (rTHAs) performed in patients with a high body mass index (BMI)…
In our study, severe obesity was associated with an increased risk of infection following RevisionTHA. Patients with high BMI should be counseled appropriately before surgery.
Only a few small studies have been published on pregnancies after total hip replacement…
…The aim of our study was to evaluate whether maternal total hip replacement affects pregnancy outcomes on a population-based level…
…Neonates born after maternal total hip replacement have an increased risk of stillbirth, small for gestational age, low birthweight and preterm birth. Trial of labor is more likely to end in emergency cesarean section.
Study Finds 60% of Hip Implants Last 25 Years. After reviewing thousands of case studies going back 25 years across six countries, researchers at the University of Bristol say they indicate that eight out of 10 total knee replacements (TKRs) and six out of 10 total hip replacements (THEs) will still be in place after 25 years.
Talking With Docs Published on Jan 29, 2019
One of our viewers asked for our thoughts on tennis player Andy Murray and his hip replacement. We are all waiting and hoping he can return to a competitive tennis career. It is important to understand the difference between hip resurfacing and total hip replacement. The surgeons discuss some professional athletes who have had joint replacements. …
Older adults and their families often wonder: Where’s the best place to recover after a hip or knee replacement — at home or in a rehabilitation facility?
Increasingly, the answer appears to be home if the procedure is elective, friends and family are available to help and someone doesn’t have serious conditions that could lead to complications.
This trend is likely to accelerate as evidence mounts that recuperating at home is a safe alternative and as hospitals alter medical practices in response to changing Medicare policies.
The newest data comes from a March study in JAMA Internal Medicine of 17 million Medicare hospitalizations of people from 2010 to 2016. All the patients were older adults and went home or to a skilled nursing facility after a medical procedure or a serious illness. Knee and hip replacements were the most common reason for these hospitalizations.
People who …
7-year evaluation of a new formulation of vitamin E-diffused highly crosslinked polyethylene
March 14, 2019 LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Charles R. Bragdon, PhD, associate director of clinical studies and director of Partners’ Orthopedic Registries at Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, spoke about results of a 7-year evaluation of a new formulation of vitamin E-diffused highly crosslinked polyethylene.
He said that results of the prospective, blinded, randomized controlled trial of 67 patients indicate that in contrast to conventional polyethylene, which is minimally crosslinked and wears at 0.1 mm per year, this formulation of polyethylene and others before it essentially have undetectable wear over time.
“Wear is no longer a function time,” he said. “It is not a function of head size. It is not a function of body weight. We have been able to remove the wear from the equation of …
Press release issued: 14 February 2019 Read Full Article Here
After reviewing thousands of case studies going back 25 years across six countries, generalisable survival data is now available for the first time to estimate how long hip and knee replacements are likely to last.
This involved the reports of 215,676 people whose cases were followed up for 15 years after undergoing total hip replacements; 74,052 who were followed up for 20 years; and 51,359 who were followed up for 25 years.
Of the total hip replacements, 89 per cent were found to last 15 years, 70 per cent lasted 20 years, and 58 per cent lasted 25 years…
December 31, 2018 ORLANDO — At the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting, Jeffrey B. Stambough, MD, discussed a study that looked at long-term outcomes of two consecutive groups of patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty with either conventional polyethylene or highly crosslinked polyethylene bearings. He said after a 15-year follow-up, highly crosslinked polyethylene bearings were an effective solution after patients younger than 50 years old underwent THA.…