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kkarpinski

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Revision option?
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:26:12 PM »
Has anyone had a resurfacing revision surgery that keeps the femur head and swaps out the metal cup with a poly cup?
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Granton

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Re: Revision option?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 08:49:23 PM »
I may be wrong, but I don't think they do poly cups that big, do they? The contact surface would be so big, they would wear too much.

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kkarpinski

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Re: Revision option?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 09:36:53 PM »
It is my understanding that resurfacing cups are actually smaller thereby allowing for a revision surgery that keeps the resurfaced femur head and replaces the metal cup with a highly cross linked poly cup.  I am looking for more information and real people who have had this type of revision.  I need double hip revision surgeries due to my metal levels. It looks like Dr. Pritchett in Seattle and Dr. Gross in South Carolina have experience in this area.
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Granton

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Re: Revision option?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 10:11:04 PM »
This page might help you.

http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/metal-ions-questions-answers.html

See about 3/4 of the way down - "new polyethylene bearing".

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Some Dude

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Re: Revision option?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 10:26:46 PM »
Heres what I had and got side by side. The new cup has 2 screws to help with "initial stabilization" according to the surgery report. Seems like you'd need quite a bit bigger cup or a lot smaller (thinner) liner.  By the way if you can find a guy who revise with an anterior approach I'd seriously consider using him. My revision anteriorly was (well so far) a much easier recovery than my original bhr. But there are more risks as I understand it.
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« Last Edit: November 21, 2013, 10:27:47 PM by Some Dude »

 

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