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Is a Gout sufferer an undesireable candidate for hip resurfacing?

Is a person with Gout a good candidate for Hip Resurfacing?
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Voting closed: October 18, 2007, 03:32:58 PM

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Cece

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Gout
« on: October 08, 2007, 03:32:58 PM »
My husband  (53) has gout, which is under control.   He has recently been
diagnosed with arthritis of the hip, and is suffering pain, discomfort and mobility has been
cut dramatically.   He is too young for the hip replacement, however, I'm excited to hear
about this procedure.  I also have read that people who's kidneys do not eliminate the materials
that come from this procedure are not good candidates.   If his kidney's do not
eliminate purines well, does that mean that his kidneys would not function properly with the
hip resurfacing, and that this form of help is not in his best interest?   

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Re: Gout
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007, 04:16:41 PM »
Hi
Welcome to Hip Talk.

You are right that your husband should consider a hip resurfacing.  The one thing that you might not be clear on is that the hip resurfacing BHR or other device and any of the THR large ball devices called MOM (metal on metal) are all the same metal.  I think you are refering to the Metal Ion Issue or Non issue as many doctors think.  You can read more about it here  http://www.surfacehippy.info/metalioninformation.php

I don't think anyone on this board could give you a good answer on how safe it would be for your husband to have a hip resurfacing.  I am willing to bet - it is probably ok.  But you need to ask the doctors that question.  You need medical answers so you have reliable information.

You can get free email consultations with several of the best hip resurfacing surgeons in the world if you write to Dr. Bose of India and Dr. De Smet of Belgium.  They both do free consultations if you send them your husbands x-rays as a digital attachement in  .jpg form.  They are quick to answer and will explain any problems you ask about.

Where do you live?  What surgeon are you thinking of using?  I have a list of some of the more experienced surgeons where you can find email address and phone numbers
http://www.surfacehippy.info/listofdoctors.php  You really need good medical input.

Please keep in touch so we can all learn more about gout and hip resurfacing. 

Pat
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Re: Gout
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 09:22:52 PM »
Hi Pat...
Thank you so much for your swift reply!!   
We live in Southern California, and only one Dr. that I have seen does this procedure from
the West Lake area, about an hour away.   I thought to call him for a consultation.
Our current doctor put him into therapy and he goes about once a week for treatment.
He brushed the idea that my husband would be looking a the THR in a few years...but never mentioned
about the hip resurfacing.    I just found it while searching the internet.
I'm very excited about this concept, and will continue my research and keep you posted.

Thanks again!

Cece

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Re: Gout
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 09:29:08 PM »
Hi 

You have quite a few good hip resurfacing surgeons in CA.I will list them at the end of this email.  Most regular orthopedics don't even know about the current modern version of hip resurfacing and many don't want to take the technical training to learn.

Don't worry about a little travel, it is worth the trip to use a good experienced surgeon.  I traveled 6 hours to DC by car and then 8 1/2 hours to Belgium.  Many others have travel to Dr. Bose in India.  Some did not have health insurance and others just wanted to use the really experienced doctors.  At least you can get some free consultations via email to get you started.

Here are some of the CA surgeons. You can see how experienced some of them are.

Harlan Amstutz , MD
1300 Hip Resurfacings to date
Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center
2200 West Third Street, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-484-7600 phone
213-484-7566 fax
jri@laoh.ucla.edu
http://www.jri-oh.com/

Scott Ball, MD -Trained with Amstutz 2006
250 Hip Resurfacings to date ***
UCSD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
(858) 657-8200
Hillcrest
(619) 534-6312
UCSD Dr. Ball Website

Peter W. Callander M.D. - BHR Trained McMinn 2006
California Pacific Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
3838 California Street Suite # 715
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone (415) 668-8010
Fax (415) 752-2560
Email  pcallander@cposm.com

Dr. Robert J. Gilbert, M.D. - BHR Trained 2006
50 Hip Resurfacings to date
California Pacific Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
3838 California St., Suite 715
San Francisco, Cal. 94118
http://www.cposm.com

Dr. Herbert D. Huddleston - BHR Trained 2006
30 Hip Resurfacings to date
The Hip and Knee Institute
5525 Etiwanda Ave., #324
Tarzana, CA 91356
Tel: 818-708-9090
Website 

Dr. Raphael Klug
70 Hip Resurfacings to date
The Permanente Medical Group
1600 Eureka Road
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-5051
Website for Dr. Klug

Thomas Schmalzried, MD
500 Hip Resurfacings to date
Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center
2200 West Third Street, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-484-7600 phone
213-484-7566 fax
jri@laoh.ucla.edu
http://www.jri-oh.com/

Dr Keith Ure
300 Hip Resurfacings to date
Doctors Park
635 Lassen Lane Suite 100
Mt Shasta, CA 96067
530-926-521
Doctors Park Website

Dr. Thomas Parker Vail
180 Hip Resurfacings to date
UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
500 Parnassus Ave.
MUW 320 San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476.1166
Fax: (415) 476.1340
E-mail: calcagno@orthosurg.ucsf.edu
UCSF Website

 
Good Luck and keep in touch.

Pat
Webmaster/Owner of Surface Hippy
3/15/06 LBHR De Smet

 

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