…FDA said it is still concerned about hip implants in general, and most especially with respect to how they are worn down. In the case of metal-on-metal hips, the chromium coatings of the device wore each other down, in some cases dislodging metal chromium shavings that caused tissue damage and raised fears about metal ions entering the bloodstream and causing cancer…… Read the Rest
Total Hip Replacement Complications
By Patricia Walter Updated 6/1/2013
Total Hip replacement is an excellent option for hip deterioration, but there are always the possibilities of complications. Complications don’t happen often, but are still possible. There are methods to help prevent these complications.
The most common complication of hip surgery is blood clots. These are most often seen in the pelvis or leg veins. If these clots break free and make their way to your lungs, they can be life-threatening. After surgery, many things will be done to prevent clotting. Generally the following methods are used:
- blood thinning
Complication Rates after Hip Arthroscopy Study 2013
Dr. Larson and his colleagues recently updated results of a prospective, multicenter study and presented their findings at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)…
Between January 2011 and November 2012, 1,026 patients (507 males and 519 females) underwent arthroscopic hip procedures at the three institutions involved in the study. Patients had a mean age of 31.2 years (range: 12 years – 73 years)…
…Researchers found no difference in the rate of complications between males and females, or between primary and repeat arthroscopic … Read the Rest
Dr. Davidovitch has been committed to advancing anterior approach hip replacement, making it as minimally invasive as possible to accelerate rehabilitation time and decrease the risk of complications like dislocation and leg length discrepancy. He was the first surgeon in New York City to perform the minimally-invasive anterior approach, and has since successfully performed more than 1,000 such procedures, seeing recovery time decrease incrementally—until he achieved the same-day discharge of a patient earlier this year.… Read the Rest
Nakul Karkare, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at St. Charles Hospital, completed his fellowship in total joint replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery, NY. He is also fellowship-trained in orthopedic trauma and metabolic bone disease. Here, Dr. Karkare provides some insight into the surgical techniques used at St. Charles Hospital.
What are some of the latest surgical techniques for total hip and total knee replacement?
Dr. Karkare: Total joint replacement for hip and knee pain is one of the most satisfying surgeries of modern times. The procedure provides excellent relief of joint pain, restores joint motion, and gets patients back
Staying off her feet is not really an option for ironworker Reggie Vanderpool, 51, of Melrose Park. As one of only 1,000 women across the country in this profession, Vanderpool’s job requires her to climb tall skyscrapers and carry as much as 100 pounds at any given time.
Unfortunately, a disease called avascular necrosis (AVN) has kept her out of work for the past four years. AVN is the lack of blood supply to the hip, which literally means that her hip bones were dying, causing extreme pain. She initially tried hip resurfacing but that didn’t completely resolve her … Read the Rest
Read Article Here Council Bluffs, IA 08/26/2015 – Pauline Kapoun, 60, had put off hip replacement surgery for years until the pain made walking and daily activities difficult. That was when she decided to see Dr. C. Kent Boese, an orthopedic surgeon with Miller Orthopedic Specialists, who performs a less invasive surgical technique for hip replacement called the Anterior Approach. This procedure helped Pauline, and other patients, recover sooner with less pain and fewer restrictions than traditional hip replacement surgery.… Read the Rest
1. I have something new on Anterior total hip that I have been doing that your readers might be interested in. As you may know the usual incision is longitudinal and in the front of the thigh. It is quite visible and not very cosmetic as it sticks out below the level of a bathing suit. I have been using the Anterior Bikini approach. The incision is buried in the natural skin crease where the leg joins the hip. Flex your hip and you will see where it is and why it is so cosmetic. Obviously it is not for … Read the Rest
I had avn in my left hip; when I started to consult surgeons I was told that I was not a candidate for resurfacing as the femur head had collapsed. I would have preferred to have a resurfacing. But I knew the extent of the damage from looking at my MRI and felt that the surgeons were correct.… Read the Rest
Dr. Ference works out of Sinai-Grace’s Joint Plus Excel
Learn the basics of Anterior Total Hip Replacement surgery and see how Dr. Edward Petrow improved the mobility of a recent patient with this procedure.
Article explaining the Anterior Approach available here:
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