Dr. Pritchett interviews Dr. Frederick Buechel, Sr. renowned orthopedic Surgeon, implant designer and innovator. They discuss hip resurfacing and history of polyethylene resurfacing. Dr. Buechel also shares information about his bilateral hip resurfacing by Dr. Pritchett on December 15, 2015. This is a very interesting and informative video.
Today (March 15, 2016) is the 10th anniversary of my BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device by Smith and Nephew) surgery. My BHR is still going strong with no problems at all. It feels just like my other unoperated hip – normal.
I traveled to Dr. De Smet in Belgium in 2006 because there were not many experienced hip resurfacing surgeons in the US. Also, I did not have health … Read the rest
Published on Feb 29, 2016 Dr. David Samadi explains that there are approximately 400,000 hip replacement surgeries in the United States. The hip is a major weight bearing join and the whole body structure relies on the pelvic area. Dr. Samadi states that good hip health starts with exercise & maintaining a healthy weight.
March 6, 2016 Decreased opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery has been linked with improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, fewer complications and a reduced need for post-surgical opioids, according to two new studies.
They found nearly 59 percent of the patients (49,617) did not use opioids prior to surgery, while 41.4 percent did. The top three prescribed opioids were hydrocodone/acetaminophen, oxycodone/acetaminophen, and oxycodone.
In opioid … Read the rest
The Polymotion Hip Resurfacing device is an allergy-free device that uses a 3mm-thick cup made with a material known as cross-linked polyethylene, one of the toughest plastics in existence.
Traditional metal-on-metal hip resurfacing uses cobalt chromium alloy, explains Mr Derek McMinn, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at BMI Edgbaston Hospital in Birmingham, who developed the new procedure.
‘Metal reactions vary in severity, but in the worst cases … Read the rest
I lead the nation in hip resurfacing. I began performing metal-on-metal total hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) in 1999. With the retirement of Dr. Harlan Amstutz, I now have the longest track record of performing this operation in the United states. I have performed over 3500 HRA, which is the fourth largest series in the world. In the rare patients that are not resurfacing candidates, I perform large metal bearing total … Read the rest
January 15, 2016 Shimmin AM. No stem! Role of hip resurfacing. Presented at: Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2016; Jan. 10-14, 2016; Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Despite design issues for small sizes and limited understanding of the effects of edge loading with these implants, hip resurfacing can yield positive results and should continue to play a role in the treatment of patients, according to a presenter here at Orthopedics Today … Read the rest
The issue of cup slippage in the immediate postop period is a controversial one.
While bone ingrowth takes around 6 wks. – the hydroxy apatite to bone chemical reaction can occur much more quickly.
If we surgeons feel that the cup is not perfectly tight ( press fit) during the surgery then we restrict activities for a 6 -8 wk period .This is done in the hope that no precipitating … Read the rest
December 17, 2015 | Jacksonville, FL
Danny Witt was 28 when he first found out he had arthritis in his hip. The Ponte Vedra Beach tennis coach learned to live with the pain, but it progressively became worse.
Now at age … Read the rest
In the hip, the round end of the femur (thigh bone) fits snugly into the pelvic socket acetabulum) and is cushioned by cartilage. When the joint is damaged, the resulting pain often is treated with medication. If that doesn’t help, hip resurfacing surgery may be an option for younger, more active patients. The procedure replaces the surfaces of the hip joint, attaching a metal lining to the hip socket. In … Read the rest