The exercise-related rise in plasma cobalt levels after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty 2008
M. Khan, MRCS, PhD Student, Clinical Research Fellow1; J.-H. Kuiper, PhD, Lecturer in Biomechanics1; and J. B. Richardson, MD, FRCS, Professor of Orthopaedics1
1 Institute of Orthopaedics The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Shropshire SY10 7AG, UK.
Wear of metal-on-metal bearings causes elevated levels of cobalt and chromium in
Surface Hippy has a very large number of pages about many aspects of hip resurfacing. The first time visitor might be a little overwhelmed and wonder where to start learning about hip resurfacing. You might want to visit the pages listed below before exploring the rest of the website.
- What is hip resurfacing?
- What are the advantages of hip resurfacing?
- Positive Outcomes with Hip Resurfacing by Experienced Surgeons
- How to
When buying real estate the old saying about what is important is “Location, Location and Location.” In many people’s minds the most important factor in choosing a surgeon for hip … Read the rest
Published Thursday, Feb. 09, 2012LONDON, February 9, 2012 -PRNewswire/ – Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN; LSE:SN), the global medical technology business, today announced the results of a new study for its BIRMINGHAM HIP™ Resurfacing (BHR) System. The study, carried out at the request of the FDA, followed the progress of the first 400 BHR patients in the United Kingdom and found that after 10 years, 99% were… Read the rest
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007
Subject:Re: Metal allergyWhile metal allergies are indeed rare, they can be (or have
the effect of being) all too real…..
My wife is 31 yrs old and had her right hip resurfaced 2
years ago by Dr. De Smet (she originally broke her hip
around 10 years, developed AVN, had an osteotomy 7 years
ago, developed arthritis, which ultimately led us to Ghent –
can’t … Read the rest
|Searching The Medical Literature: I regularly search and use medical literature. A couple of tips. First, many public or state libraries will provide single copies or pdf. files if you give them the citation. This policy probably varies greatly with budget limitations and locale, but it is worth inquiring. Local hospital libraries will often accommodate reasonable patient requests for copies or help you with your search. Large university teaching hospital|
ASR Recall by DePuy
DePuy has announced that it is voluntarily recalling the ASR™ XL Acetabular Head System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. DePuy is providing the information below to help visitors with questions and concerns. Visitors are also invited to visit the DePuy website at www.depuy.com.
Dr. De Smet
Also called peeping, called by Dr.De Smet the “peepcreep”. The squeaking noises are produced due to a temporary lack of lubrication, a dry running of the metal-on-metal prosthesis. It sounds as a non-lubricated creaking hinge of a door. The duration of the noise is normally less then 24 hours, and a
It starts when the patient has an increase or change in activities. Stair climbing … 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