American Joint Replacement Registry AnnouncedAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Creates Independent Organization 07/23/2009 Rosemont, ILThe American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has incorporated the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting and reporting on hip and knee joint replacement procedures. AAOS believes this proposed option is a patient safety best practice.The goal of a national joint registry is to monitor device performance,
|“I was able to return to my pre-surgery climbing level after six months, and was quite active in the second half of 2005 with climbing and hiking.”|
|Friday, January 13, 2006Success with U.S. Insurance (LONG)|
Eleven months after surgery in Belgium, I finally obtained insurance reimbursement for 100% of my medical expenses. Here are details.
My health insurance is an ERISA plan. This means that my employer is self- insured,
Information Obtained by Vicky Marlow Freelance Patient Advocate Volunteer 6/15/08
One of my patients from India who has had a resurfacing, briefed me on the current discussion in the surfacehippy forum regarding Dr. Klappers opinion of losing acetabular bone in an attempt to preserve femoral head bone in resurfacing. He wanted to know my opinion and I thought it would be appropriate for me to post my answer in this … Read the rest
|Evelyne has given me permission to post her Water Exercises on the Website.|
Her only caution to patients is: Just let the patients know that it is easy to overdo things in the pool and that you have to build things up slowly. Evelyne’s Water Exercises:1.Walking forward, short even steps. Rolling off the heel to toe. Toes forward.2. Walking forward, lifting knees to 90 degrees (horizontal). Toes forward.
|Survivorship Rates for Hip Resurfacing from National Registries|
Australian Orthopedic Association National Registry 2011
The cumulative percent revision at ten years for primary total resurfacing
There are six prostheses with over 1,000 observed component years, the ASR,
|Anterior Vs Posterior Incisions & Incision Length by Dr. Ethan Lichtblau, Montreal, Quebec & Dr. De Smet of Belgium|
Dr. De Smet of Belgium Does the length of incision influence the rehabilitation? No! A bigger incision does not mean that there will be more damage to the muscular structures. On the contrary, if you need a bigger incision to get better exposure, the placement of the implant can be done
Updated 2/26/2010… Read the rest
By Karen Breytenbach
Two American orthopaedic surgeons have been taught an innovative hip surgery technique by a local surgeon.
Leith Stewart, an orthopaedic surgeon at Claremont Hospital (South Arfrica), last week demonstrated the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) procedure to his guests, Ian Kovack from Kansas and Donald Polakoff from New Jersey.
One patient was a professional golfer in her 30s and the other an active woman in her 60s. Both
Cost for Left Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet in Belgium in US Dollars:
BVBA Surgeon De Smet $2504
BVBA Zircone De Smet Team $3756
Food and Lodging
Holiday Inn Ghent $1923
Food During Trip
Air Fare (2 people)
The top of your crutches should reach between 1 and 1 1/2
inches below your armpits while you stand up straight.
The handgrips of the crutches should be even with the top of
your hip line.
Your elbows should bend a bit when you use the handgrips.
Hold the top of the crutches tightly to your sides, and use
your hands to absorb the weight. Don’t let the … Read the rest