Description: Dr. Pritchett describes and demonstrates cement less ceramic coated titanium, highly cross-linked polyethylene Synovo Preserve hip resurfacing. This is a sports hip.
Synovo Preserve Hip Resurfacing System Video by Dr. Pritchett. Synovo Preserve cementless, ceramic coated titanium, cross-linked polyethylene hip resurfacing device. Dr. Pritchett explains why the Synovo Preserve is an excellent hip resurfacing device and how it is different than Metal on Metal Devices.
In October Mr Derek McMinn outlined in a presentation to the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty the scientific and technological breakthroughs that have led to the next step in hip resurfacing – Polyethylene on Metal. See that video here – https://youtu.be/PcRtOZ4GnYA In this video we talk to some of the early patients who talk about about their experiences with the new implant and how it has enabled them to get back to their normal lives. For further information please get in touch with the McMinn Centre. www.mcminncentre.co.uk… 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 can lead to necrosis [death] of surrounding hip muscle and permanent disability for the patient,’ he said.
Another benefit of the capping procedure is that less bone is removed, in contrast to total hip replacements when the femoral head (ball joint of the hip) is replaced by a stemmed device and very little of the upper leg bone is … Read the rest