Turns out, I’m hip to a new trend.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of modern hip replacement is the increasing use of robotic surgery.
The problem wasn't just the bone cement, they realized, it was that tiny bits of plastic could eventually trigger the osteoclasts to eat bone. And those bits of plastic were coming from the inevitable wear on the plastic at the replacement joint as the patient logged millions of steps.
"This caused a big shift in our thinking, and the problem shifted from being a problem of medical detective work to find out what in the world is going on, to innovation — material science," Harris says.
Hip resurfacing, an increasingly popular alternative to total-hip-replacement surgery, has been touted as a better way for younger, more-active people to replace arthritic hip joints. But even as baby boomers head into their prime years for such procedures, enthusiasm for the technique appears to be waning in the medical community.
Michael Shopenn’s artificial hip was made by a company based in this remote town, a global center of joint manufacturing. But he had to fly to Europe to have it installed.
Total hip replacement is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries for people over 60 and is successful more than 90% of the time. Typically postop recovery is fairly straightforward, unfortunately that doesn’t appear to be the case for Zsa Zsa.
Some surgeons don't use gender-specific knee replacements. Each company that manufactures knee prosthesis products has claims about their designs that make their product appealing to surgeons and patients, says Dr. Robb.
"But in general, among the current prosthesis that are widely used, there's no apparent difference in actual results," he says.
Today I am myself again, and have been for some time. I play tennis, hike, and with the exception of beeping through the old-fashioned airport security scanners, might not even remember that I have a bionic hip.
I want to close with the two the biggest takeaways for me. First, I am so glad I did not wait any longer than I did to have this surgery. It did not change me for the worse. It improved me. It improved my quality of life. It brought me back to myself. I will not wait in the future if I need help and help is available.
HIP replacement surgery has long been used to treat arthritis in elderly people. However, what are the options when a patient in their 50s or younger has severe hip arthritis that has not responded to alternative treatments?
A funny thing about hip replacements is that everybody who has had one becomes a proselytizer.
Hip replacement surgery is now an outpatient procedure due to an increasingly popular surgical technique; surgeons promise less pain and faster recovery
Murray himself said yesterday that current surgical interventions haven’t been sufficient, and that he is debating having an additional operation – hip resurfacing. “For him to consider resurfacing, it’d suggest that he has quite severe osteoarthritis,” says Winston Kim, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Manchester Hip and Knee Clinic.
Resurfacing is a lighter-touch approach than a whole hip replacement, where both the top of the thighbone and the socket into which it sits are replaced with artificial versions.
Andrew Cuomo’s FAIR Health was supposed to make costs transparent. It hasn’t worked out.
We are living through epidemics of bionic part replacements of the human skeleton. The reason for that in large part must be because a lot of us are living A LOT longer than Mr. Darwin and Mother Nature ever contemplated.
When it's time to trade in your old ball and socket, here's what to keep in mind.
Most of us don’t give much thought to our hips—until we fall and break one. Unfortunately, the likelihood of a hip fracture goes up as we get older and our bones become more frail—especially in women.
Making the journey toward hip replacement personal.
Hip replacement surgery has a very high success rate, and can offer an incredible quality of life improvement to some patients. Your doctor may recommend it if you have hip damage and pain that physical therapy, medicines, and exercise don’t help.
Total hip replacement is an operation designed to replace a hip joint that has been damaged, usually by arthritis. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is formed by the head of the femur and fits snugly into the acetabulum.
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), is a procedure known as total hip replacement that is supported by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. This innovative solution was designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease.
It’s possible that you may be able to have a hip resurfacing operation rather than a conventional hip replacement. This involves removing the damaged bone and covering the surfaces of the ball and socket with metal caps. This surgery may be an option if you’re 65 or younger with strong bones.
If you are wondering whether total hip replacement is for you, this Harvard Medical School guide can help you to make that important decision in consultation with your primary care doctor and orthopedic specialist. We’ll explain how your hips work and why people end up needing new ones.
The goal of hip replacement is to help you get back to an active lifestyle with less pain. In a total hip replacement surgery, doctors replace the diseased or damaged hip with an implant consisting of a stem, ball, liner, and acetabular cup.
Expect your new hip joint to reduce the pain you felt before your surgery and increase the range of motion in your joint. But don't expect to do everything you couldn't do before surgery. High-impact activities — such as running or playing basketball — may be too stressful on your artificial joint. But in time, you may be able to swim, play golf, hike or ride a bike comfortably.
In the past, doctors reserved hip replacement surgery primarily for people over 60 years of age. The thinking was that older people typically are less active and put less stress on the artificial hip than do younger people. In more recent years, however, doctors have found that hip replacement surgery can be very successful in younger people as well. New technology has improved the artificial parts, allowing them to withstand more stress and strain and last longer.
Since its introduction in the 1960s, hip replacement surgery has proved to be one of the most effective types of surgery in modern medical history. Most people experience a significant reduction in pain and, to a lesser extent, improvement in their range of movement.
However, it is important to have realistic expectations about what the operation can achieve.
First performed in 1960, hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful operations in all of medicine. Since 1960, improvements in joint replacement surgical techniques and technology have greatly increased the effectiveness of total hip replacement.
•Total hip replacement should not be undertaken lightly in a younger patient, as they tend to wear out the prosthesis due to a longer and more active life. Revision is much more substantial than the primary operation.
Total hip replacement is only considered when you have tried and failed more conservative treatments, yet you continue to have significant pain, stiffness, or problems with the function of your hip.
Total hip replacement may be performed on adults with a deteriorated hip. However, the replacement parts can deteriorate over time, and healthcare providers generally recommend delaying hip replacement until it is absolutely necessary.