Read Complete Article HereThere is good news for patients undergoing hip replacement surgeries. They will be now able to walk the same day through Short Modular Femoral (SMF) Hip System, which was also launched today. “SMF Hip System is a modular total hip replacement stem system, which involves less bone loss but provides the same stability of the traditional longer and more invasive implant, and the patient can walk on the same day,” said Prof Francesco Falez, designer surgeon of SMF Hip System and chief of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Hospital of Santo Spirito, Rome, Italy.
What is SMF Hip System?The SMF Hip is 20-percent shorter than conventional hip stems while also allowing less healthy bone to be removed from the femoral neck. This bone-conserving design delivers a wider range of options should future surgeries be required. Further, due to its reduced size, surgeons can implant it through smaller incisions or through an anterior incision, which minimizes soft tissue trauma and speeds patients’ return to active mobility.Smith & Nephew Orthopaedic Division introduced its Short Modular Femoral (SMF™) Hip System, a modular total hip replacement stem system that exceeds the versatility and neck strength of a standard, full-size primary hip stem, while providing the stability of the traditionally longer, more invasive implant. With this new design technology, surgeons can more efficiently implant Smith & Nephew’s proprietary VERILAST™ advanced bearing material via the full range of surgical techniques.