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Jeremy76761

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Check out this hip resurfacing device implanted in 1949 and still going strong in 2011! ! !

I especially dig the advertisement from the Zimmer catalogue, 1975.

http://web.jbjs.org.uk/content/78-B/3/496.full.pdf

http://bonesmart.org/public_forum/hip-arthroplasty-follow-up-62-years-t12848.html

http://web.jbjs.org.uk/content/93-B/9/1285.abstract

Anyone ever heard of this one?

--Jeremy
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Luanna

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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 12:14:19 AM »
That's amazing!!!! I guess you'd call that metal on bone.....

Luanna
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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 04:04:13 AM »
Great to hear. Hopefully we can better that.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 05:46:48 AM »
Great to hear. Hopefully we can better that.

If mine lasts 63 years I'll be 112. 

hernanu

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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 01:34:46 PM »
Great to hear. Hopefully we can better that.

If mine lasts 63 years I'll be 112.

And probably still riding, Bill.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

Aerial

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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 03:23:14 PM »
Wow, that is really interesting.  I will be well over 100 as well if mine lasts that long!
Right hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on 12/5/11!

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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 07:06:34 PM »
shows me the US is lagging. yo know what they say. the money is in the medicine. Why advance a cure? Pain med companies have to make millions.
3/2011 and 2/2012 HR Dr. Craig Thomas

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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 09:48:33 PM »
Wow!!!  I really do think that my bhr might truely last a life time then! As it's far more modern and the engineering is light years ahead of that!
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Rbhr 54mm head 60mm cup 12/02/15 Ronan Treacy ROH Birmingham England
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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 12:12:22 AM »
Great to hear. Hopefully we can better that.

If mine lasts 63 years I'll be 112.

And probably still riding, Bill.

Long as I can still get on the thing I'm in 8)

Jeremy76761

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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2012, 12:45:36 AM »

Being such an old device, it HAS to bode well, I agree!

Hipnhop, too true. How much money is there in pain medication. Pain is certain and the standard medication remedies sure to work to some extent, placebo or not. But putting money into researching solutions that are far too new to work, that's just a bet with higher risks. So I'm told, the more research supporting a medical solution, the more attractive it becomes to investors, bringing in more and more funding until a kind of race occurrs not until the very end.

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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 12:51:32 AM »
That's so funny, I was just doing the math when I started viewing the posts.   



Chuck


Great to hear. Hopefully we can better that.

If mine lasts 63 years I'll be 112.
Chuck
RH/Biomet U/C Dr. Gross/Lee Webb
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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 09:07:08 AM »
That's so funny, I was just doing the math when I started viewing the posts.   



Chuck


Great to hear. Hopefully we can better that.

If mine lasts 63 years I'll be 112.

Great minds think alike   ;D

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Re: 63-Year Old Hip Resurfacing Device found in 91 Year Old Woman
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2012, 09:16:16 AM »
This is yet more evidence that vitalium is a safe material in human arthroplasty. Wonder how many "psudotumors" this lady had in 63 years?! As has already been said it has to bode well for the modern bhr etc as this was a very very crude device and it's lasted pretty much a lifetime! I'd bet that she wont need a revision!
Train hard fight easy
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60mm cup 54mm head
Rbhr 54mm head 60mm cup 12/02/15 Ronan Treacy ROH Birmingham England
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