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
Surgical Approaches for Hip Resurfacing-Explaining the anterior approach and the posterior approach
Peter Brooks MD Cleveland ClinicMost hip replacement and resurfacing surgery in the USA, about 80%, is performed through a posterior approach. About 20% of US hip surgeons prefer some variation of an anterior approach (antero-lateral, direct lateral, trans-gluteal, or true anterior). Anterior approaches are also more common in Europe and Canada. In the posterior approach, the incision,
Additional Information about:
The Use of Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced (CFR) PEEK Material in Orthopedic Implants: A Systematic Review
Hip implant for long-term use – Clinical Studies to Start
Thanks to artificial hips, people with irreparable damage to the
joint have been able to lead active, pain-free lives for the
past 50 years. Still, some hip replacements do not function
completely as intended, and metal-on-metal implants in
particular, demand accurate positioning in surgery … Read the rest
Australian Orthopaedic Association – National Joint Replacement Registry 2009 Annual Report2009 ANNUAL REPORT – View Full Report by Clicking Here Highlights of report by Patricia Walter 10/2/09
This report is based on the analysis of 224,390 primary and revision hip replacements received by the Registry with a procedure date up to and including 31st December 2008. This is an additional 32,717 hip procedures compared to the Annual Report released
Uncemented Hip Resurfacing
Dr. Gross Interview by Patricia Walter Dec. 3, 2012 Columbia SCUncemented Hip Resurfacing and Update for 2000 Uncemented Cases by Dr. Gross 2012 from Surface Hippy Videos on Vimeo.
|Sexual Function Improves Significantly after Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery More females report improvement http://newsroom.aaos.org/media-resources/Press-releases/sexual-function-improves-significantly-after-hip-or-knee-replacement-surgery.htm Immediate Release March 19, 2013 CHICAGO – Osteoarthritisof the hip or knee, affecting millions of Americans each year, is known to limit sexual activity. New research presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS) found that total hip(THR) or total knee replacement(TKR) surgery improves sexual function in 90 percent|
The benefits of the Direct Anterior Approach in Hip Resurfacing is avoidance
of detaching major muscle groups from bone, a higher likelihood of maintaining
the blood supply to the remaining femoral neck, less likelihood of dislocation
as the dynamic hip stabilizer (short external rotators) is completely unaffected
(posterior approach releases all the dynamic stabilizer of the hip), and less
likelihood for the patient to experience a limp since the abductor … Read the rest
Background: Metal-on-metal bearing with cemented femoral component and cementless acetabular fixation is the current standard in surface replacement arthroplasty (RSA) of the hip. Because of concerns about the long-term survivorship of cemented stems in conventional hip arthroplasty, it seems logical to achieve cementless fixation on the femoral side with RSA. Questions/Purposes: The goals of this review were to evaluate … Read the rest
September 16, 2007
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