Frequently Asked Questions about THR and Revision SurgeryNote: These are typical answers not meant to be medical advice. You need to ask your surgeon their advice for your specific total hip replacement surgery.Updated 8/4/09What equipment will I need at home after my surgery?Also see See What Equipment Will I Need Article
Crutches or walker – possibly both
Raised commode (to put over your toilet because a regular toilet seat height is too low to sit on)
Shower/tub chair (so that you can sit while you shower/bathe)
Extended shoe horn (to assist in putting on your shoes)
Long handled grabber (to help reach things on the floor or in high places)
Hip chair (an elevated chair to help prevent you from bending greater than 90 degrees at the hip joint)
Sock aide (to assist in putting on your socks)
Elastic shoe laces (so that you do not have to bend
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 …
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
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
Alampallam Venkatachalam Orthopedic surgery for trauma and elective problems like joint replacement is popular amongst the urban and rural population. However due to supply & demand discrepancies, advertising has a big role. The gullible public often is at risk of misinterpreting the reams of information brought out by hospitals. They may land up with their expectations falling short of what was promised. In this article I shall attempt to clarify some commonly heard terms and discuss the possibilities and limitations of the procedure and thereby remove some misconceptions.
Key Hole surgery- is another term for Arthroscopic surgery. The arthroscope is a device introduced into joints through key-hole incisions about 5 mm wide to inspect the internal structures. The orthopedic surgeon often makes 1- 4 key holes during performance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures all of the same size. Through these other holes or portals, similar sized instruments of 5 mm …
By Maureen Bracken Close to 200,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States. Over 90% are successful with no hip replacement complications during or after surgery. But as with all surgeries, the risk of complications is always a possibility. However, complications are infrequent and often reversible.The older the person is the higher the risk of complications. A person over 80 years old has a 20% chance of developing at least one complication after hip replacement surgery.Hip replacement complications during surgeryNerve damageThe sciatic nerve is at risk of being accidentally surgically cut due to its close proximity to the capsule of the hip joint. This same nerve may also become over-stretched during hip manipulation during surgery.Depending on the extent of the nerve damage, temporary or permanent damage may result. There may be loss of muscle power and feeling in parts of the leg. It …