Dr. Kurtz had an article online that had concerns about the head neck rations of hip resurfacing compared to total hip replacement. We wanted to provide potential hip resurfacing patients with opinions of other top resurfacing surgeons to explain their views.
I read over the discussion of the head-neck ratios and
|FDA Approved in USUpdated 11/9/09|
The BHR, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, offers younger, active patients more ROM, no restrictions of activities and almost no possiblity of dislocations as many of the older THR hip devices.
Derek McMinn and Ronan Treacy at the Royal Orthopaedic & Nuffield Hospitals, Birmingham, UK, have more than 9 years experience with metal on metal hip resurfacing devices. Hip Resurfacing offers a patient a bone conserving
|Statement Regarding ASR Hip System Verdict in Chicago, ILTuesday, April 16, 2013A jury in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, returned a verdict today in favor of DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. in a product liability lawsuit concerning the ASR™ Hip System.“DePuy’s actions concerning the product were appropriate and responsible, including the program to address patients’ medical costs related to the recall,” said Lorie Gawreluk, a spokeswoman for DePuy.|
The Wright Conserve Plus device is no longer available in the US
ARLINGTON, Tenn.-(BUSINESS WIRE) – Nov. 9, 2009 – Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMGI), a global orthopaedic medical device company, announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval to the Company to market its original CONSERVE® Plus Total Hip Resurfacing System. Now available in the United States, this innovative total surface arthroplasty
|A comparison of modern bearing types Dr. Thomas Gross 1/11/2011|
As a patient there are four reasons you should consider a metal-on-metal bearing total hip replacement or resurfacing:
1. WEAR: Low.
2. BREAKAGE: Unbreakable bearing.3. STABILITY: Maximum stability of the joint. Using a metal-on-metal bearing surface allows the manufacture of a large bearing hip joint that will not dislocate.4. BONE PRESERVATION: Resurfacing is only possible with this
AbstractA prospective, multi-center postmarket approval study has been ongoing since May 2006 to assess safety and efficacy of the first US FDA approved hip resurfacing implant. 265 patients… Read the rest
- The overall survival was 95.1% at 13 years
- Survivorship in men was 98.6% at 13 years
- Survivorship in women was 87.9% at 13
James W. Pritchett MD, 901 Boren Ave. #900, Seattle, WA 98104
Cross-linked polyethylene has much less wear than conventional polyethylene and
can used in a more bone conserving thickness of 4 mm. We have used it for hip
resurfacing since 2001.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a highly cross-linked polyethylene
acetabular component for hip resurfacing in patients under age 50. I posed 5… Read the rest
Smith & Nephew
Review by Patricia Walter
May 6, 2010
Introduction: Joseph M. DeVivo, President of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics
Joseph M. DeVivo, President of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics