After reviewing thousands of case studies going back 25 years across six countries, researchers at the University of Bristol say they indicate that eight out of 10 total knee replacements (TKRs) and six out of 10 total hip replacements (THEs) will still be in place after 25 years.
Talking With Docs Published on July 24, 2018 – Dr. Paul Zalzal and Dr. Brad Weening discuss different surgical approaches to hip replacement surgery. There has been a lot of interest in the anterior hip approach recently. This video compares anterior approach to lateral and posterior approaches.
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Posted by Melissa Chefec NEW YORK & GREENWICH, CT. (PRWEB) April 13, 2018 – Dr. Kevin Plancher with Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine with tips for understanding the pros and cons of both approaches to treating knee and hip pain.
When chronic knee or hip pain from arthritis or injury becomes a daily struggle, undergoing joint replacement surgery may become a tempting option. But is there a role for growth factors or stem cell therapy if the arthritis is mild? It’s a question orthopaedic surgeon Kevin D. Plancher, MD, is asking and attempting to answer as treatment advances offer patients options beyond what’s been available for many years.
Injections of growth factors & with stem cells – which can grow into any type of body … Read the rest
Joint Replacement Awareness Day® is the first-ever, online educational event for people suffering from joint pain and considering, planning, or having had hip or knee replacement surgery.
This one-day event will bring together leading orthopedic surgeons and patients to share their knowledge and stories.
NewswireToday – /newswire/ – New York, NY, United States, 2017/06/28 – Persistence Market Research (PMR), in its report, estimates global hip replacement market to reach 4.1% CAGR during 2016-2024. The report also focuses on key trends and factors driving the growth of hip replacement market.
Hip bone infection, the rising problem of arthritis, hip fractures, manufacturers extending product line, clinicians concerned about patient safety, rising innovation and new hip implants including 3D printing technology and minimally invasive surgeries are the key factors boosting the growth of hip replacement market.
The trends driving the growth of global hip replacement market include awareness among physicians and patients regarding new hip implants and increasing hip injuries, trauma and fractures. The manufacturers of hip replacement implants are also planning … Read the rest
…We identified 63,158 patients who had undergone total hip replacement and 54,276 who had total knee replacement between Jan 1, 1991, and Aug 10, 2011, and followed up these patients to a maximum of 20 years…
…researchers analyzed data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink on just over 63,000 patients who had undergone a total hip replacement and 54,000 that had total knee replacements. The surgeries took place between January 1, 1991 and August 10, 2011. Researchers followed the patients for a maximum of 20 years, to see how they made out with their prosthetic joints…
Results showed the following:
- For total hip replacement, the 10-year implant survival rate was 95-96 percent, and the 20-year rate 85 percent.
- For total knee
Interesting even though he did not have a hip resurfacing. Note by Patricia Walter
Former Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench spoke at the joint pain seminar at OakLeaf Surgical Hospital in Altoona.
Bench underwent total hip replacement in his right hip in 2004.
After undergoing the procedure, Bench was able to realize his lifestyle recovery goals and get back to his active life without hip pain.
“We’re really getting word out there that you don’t have to live with pain. You can have a hip replacement. One, two days most in the hospital and you are ready to regain your … Read the rest
Read Study Here
Assessment of Durability and Function at Minimum 35-year Follow Up of THR in Patients 50 and Under
Paper 773, presented at the AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting, March 11-15, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana.
…The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical, radiographic and functional outcomes of Charnley total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients under age 50 (a group that continues to actively function with their THA) at minimum 35 years of follow up….
…This study demonstrates the durability of cemented total hip replacements (THR) in a young patient population. Although 63.5% percent of the original hip replacements were functioning at the latest follow-up examination or at the time of death, a significant decrease in activity level as measured by functional … Read the rest
New Zealand Medical Journal
Rates of publicly-funded knee and hip replacement surgery are barely keeping up with population increases, and many people are missing out on surgery despite significant disability, according to two new studies published in the New Zealand Medical Journal. An accompanying editorial notes that attracting funding for this “life changing” surgery has been difficult given the prioritisation of healthcare spending on specialties involving “cancer, cardiac or kids”.
…While hip replacements were conducted to alleviate pain for 10 to 20 years, hip preservation done at a young age could ensure a pain-free life without follow-up surgeries. The first centre in Maharashtra is set to start in Pune’s Sancheti Hospital and will become operational in March…
… We can cure the arthritis and prevent hip replacement with the hip preservation technique since this technique focuses on the biological reconstruction of the hip joint. Some of the techniques used are femoral head bone grafting, bone contouring, neck lengthening and biologic resurfacing…
…hip preservation (compared to THR) only requires one-third of what it takes for replacement. Around 30 per cent of patients complaining of hip problems … Read the rest
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This article is taken from the Arthritis Foundation www.arthritis.org Revision Hip Surgery This surgery replaces worn THR – total hip parts and damaged bone. New, specially made metal, plastic or ceramic components are used to restore normal hip joint stability. Step 1 The old plastic liner and metal socket components are removed. Step 2 Morselized bone (bone in particle form) is used to strengthen the socket and fill bone cavities. Allograft (segments of bone) also may be used for support. It also may be necessary to use a wire mesh to hold the socket’s shape. Step 3 The new metal socket is pressed into place. Step 4 A new plastic, metal or ceramic shell liner is pressed into… Read the rest