September 15, 2016 – First, I want to correct that I had my last ceramic and titanium bilateral hip revisions (to a failed bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacing) completed in November 2014 – not Nov 2105.
Secondly, after an almost 2 year recovery, I can most happily report that both hips AND knees do not hurt!! At most, my hips get stiff after prolonged use and … Read the rest
Studies were searched for in the Medline database, Embase, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Highest mean or median ion concentrations of Cr and Co after a minimum of 1 year of follow-up were extracted and grouped according to sample- and articulation type, and average values were calculated…
…43 studies were included and 16 different MoM implants were identified. For the different types of bearings, … Read the rest
Derek McMinn addresses the recent Concerns about Hip Resurfacing and Metal on Metal (MoM) implants Interview by Vicky Marlow
Original Link: http://vimeo.com/12418781
Internationally renowned hip and knee surgeon and designer and pioneer of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, Derek McMinn addresses concerns about Hip Resurfacing and Metal on Metal (MoM) implants.
Derek McMinn has done over 6000 total hip surgeries and over 3,500 MoM Hip Resurfacings. His 10 year survivorship for … Read the rest
Metal Ions Questions & Answers Original information from McMinn Center Website below:
Earlier in 2011, the McMinn Centre team travelled to a meeting in Arizona and answered several questions about Metal-on-Metal (MoM) implants and issues to do with metal ions. The questions were posted by BHR users. For the benefit of the entire Hip Resurfacing community, the answers to those questions are provided below.
Patients concerned about the recent, … Read the rest
|Peter Kay Response to Metal Ion Level Test for MOM in UK after FDA update 1/2013 I think overall, from the U.K. perspective, metal-on-metal has been a real problem. (For) most surgeons in the United Kingdom, our usage of metal-on-metal hip replacements has dwindled to almost nothing because we cannot really find any advantage. The patients do not do any better in terms of function. There is some evidence the|
Article by Patricia Walter and Hip Resurfacing Surgeons
Patients and prospective patients are always concerned about the complications that could occur after a hip resurfacing surgery. The typical problems include femur neck fractures, dislocations, loose acetabular cups, improperly positioned acetabular cups, high metal ions, infections, pseudotumors, ALVAL and metalosis.
There has been a lot of discussion among patients on discussion groups about the high metal ion issue and pseudotumors. I … Read the rest
Link to Dr. De Smets Website and Original Article http://www.hip-clinic.com:80/en/html/metal_allergy.html
Occasional reports of joint replacement implant failure because of an apparent allergy to one of the metals in the device have appeared in the orthopedic literature ever since metal implants were used. (1-3) It is now recognized that a small number of patients will suffer from a form of allergy or
|Metal ion levels in a triathlete with a metal-on-metal resurfacing arthroplasty of the hipR. De Haan, MD, Orthopaedic Resident1; P. Campbell, PhD, Research Scientist, Associate Professor2; S. Reid, MD, PhD, Sports Medicine Physician3; A. K. Skipor, MS, Research Scientist4; and K. De Smet, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon1 1 ANCA Medical Center, Krijgslaan 181, 9000 Gent, Belgium. 2 J Vernon Luck Snr|
Read more here: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.aspx?rid=92453Although metal allergy with total joint replacement exists, the prevalence of this condition is unknown, according to Joshua J. Jacobs, MD. “Metal allergy [with] orthopedic implants has been well documented in isolated cases,” Jacobs said during his presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2012 Annual Meeting/Orthopaedics Research Society symposium. “The true prevalence is unknown. Clinically significant symptomatologies seem to be rare in total knee