Gender Specific Designs Not Required for Hip Replacement 2008Updated 5/12/09SAN FRANCISCO March 7, 2008 – According to prospective data analysed in a poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 75th Annual Meeting, there is no support for the notion that women need gender-specific designs for the total hip replacements (THRs) now on the market, which are tailored to their smaller stature and different anatomy…
…Dr. Bourne reached this conclusion after considering findings from 1,924 women and 1,537 men who underwent a total of 4,114 consecutive THRs after at least 2 years following the surgery…… Read the Rest
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® … Read the Rest
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 … Read the Rest
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, … Read the Rest
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 … Read the Rest
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 … Read the Rest
Corin MiniHip Bone Conserving Hip ReplacementUpdated 3/18/2012Corin MiniHip Bone Conserving Hip Replacement
With its bone conserving stem and range of articulations, the Corin MiniHip provides a solution for today’s challenging and active patient:
- Short stem to conserve bone for a less invasive procedure.
- Titanium alloy for increased bio-compatibility.
- Multiple high performance articulations.
- Polished slim neck for increased range of motion.
- Mid-neck resection for preservation of the femoral neck.
- Fins for increased rotational stability.
- Medial curve following medial calcar radius for a more anatomical bone conserving fit.
- Bi-coat for initial fixation and osteointegration
- Polished distal tip to prevent distal fixation, may
Cross-Linked Plastic Better Than Conventional Polyethylene for Hip Replacement 2008Updated 5/12/09SAN FRANCISCO March 6, 2008 – A cross-linked polyethylene hip replacement surface holds up better to wear over 6 years compared with the polyethylene product that is used conventionally.
Investigator Michael J. Anderson, MD, Adjunct Faculty, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presented findings from a prospective, randomised trial here on March 5 at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 75th Annual Meeting…
…Dr. Anderson said that cross-linked polyethylene is now the standard of care for hip replacement. “This may represent the most cost-effective change in years” to hip … Read the Rest
Why a Ceramic-on-Ceramic Bearing Surface May Be Right for Your Next THA by Dr. BenazzoUpdated 1/12/2013Since 1999, Dr. Francesco Benazzo, from Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica dell Universita di Pavia in Pavia, Italy, has performed more than 800 hip arthroplasties using ceramic-on-ceramic bearing surfaces, including arthroplasties in challenging cases such as patients with hip dysplasia and post-traumatic osteoarthritis, with good results.For the recent Insall Scott Kelly Institute Sports Medicine and Total Hip & Knee Course, Dr. Benazzo reported on a cohort of 405 patients he treated from 2001 to 2009, with a mean follow-up period of 72 months. The patients had … Read the Rest
If you are over 75 yrs of age, it probably does not matter which hip you get. A cemented hip is reliable and generally much cheaper if this is an issue. Choose your surgeon by experience and reputation. Ask about minimal incision hip surgery but do not insist on this. Allow your surgeon to make a bigger hole if he/she has to!If you are between 65 and 75 years of age, you must ask what hip you will be getting and why. Cemented THR of the Exeter, Charnley, Lubinus, Stanmore or Muller type remain the ‘Gold Standard’ and have … Read the Rest