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Dr. Pritchett recently did a video about the metal free cementless hip resurfacing device he uses called the Synovo Preserve

Here is the link to the video.

http://www.surfacehippy.info/pritchett-metal-free-hip-resurfacing-2014.php

It is always interesting learning about different devices. There are also new people wondering about Dr. Pritchett and the metal free device.

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Re: Dr.Pritchett Explains Metal Free Cementless Hip Resurfacing Device 2014
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 09:04:06 PM »
I am very interested in the Synovo Preserve resurfacing system being used by Dr. Pritchett in Seattle.  It is difficult getting much information on this prosthesis.  Additionally, I can't find another physician that speaks on it's attributes.  The technology makes very good sense to me but if it's that good why isn't it garnishing more attention? Has anyone had this system implanted that can share their experience for both the doctor and the device?  Thanks very much.
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Re: Dr.Pritchett Explains Metal Free Cementless Hip Resurfacing Device 2014
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 10:47:56 PM »
The device is very new device guy hence why actual clinical data will be fairly scarce at the moment. I don't think it will be helped by the fact that the US as fat as I'm aware doesn't have a "registry" like some other countries do.
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Re: Dr.Pritchett Explains Metal Free Cementless Hip Resurfacing Device 2014
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 10:53:08 PM »
Hi

Here are Dr. Pritchett patient stories

http://surfacehippy.info/hipresurfacing/stories/dr-pritchett

http://www.surfacehippy.info/hipstories.php#Dr._Pritchett_Hip_Stories_

There are members here that have the Synovo device.  Hopefully some of them might respond to you.

Why don't you start a new topic, something like - Want to talk to Dr. Pritchett Patients

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Re: Dr.Pritchett Explains Metal Free Cementless Hip Resurfacing Device 2014
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 11:05:33 PM »
Thanks Pat, will do.
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Re: Dr.Pritchett Explains Metal Free Cementless Hip Resurfacing Device 2014
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 12:47:15 AM »
Dr Pritchett will be resurfacing my left hip on 11/25. I asked about the Synovo Preserve, but he recommended the BHR MoM for my requirements (was an avid runner, surfer, skier, etc). If I remember correctly, he said the Synovo is better for people with smaller femoral heads and possibly less active.

I am also very nervous about the procedure, post-op pain and recovery, I've never had major surgery before.
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Re: Dr.Pritchett Explains Metal Free Cementless Hip Resurfacing Device 2014
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 01:18:39 AM »
Shabbis, that may answer some of my questions.  I too am very active sports wise.  While I don't want to test the implant to it's limits, I would like to not have to worry that I am over doing my activities.  It may be that for a larger size femur head allowance and higher than sedentary life style, a MoM prosthesis would be best.  It just makes sense to me that a material as close to the cushioning effect of cartilage would be best.  But if such a material hasn't been developed that can withstand long term "weekend warrior" use, you have to go with what is working most appropriately.
The attributes of the Synovo Preserve really have me intrigued but may not be ready for above average usage for some of us.  Best of luck on the 25th.
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Re: Dr.Pritchett Explains Metal Free Cementless Hip Resurfacing Device 2014
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 05:23:22 PM »
Dr Pritchett is resurfacing my right hip on January 5th, with my left hip to follow in February or March.  I have pretty strong skin reactions to metal and thus inquired about the Synovo Preserve and the strengths and weaknesses as compared to the MoM BHR.  Given my age (45) and active lifestyle (skydiving, snowboarding, running), Dr. Pritchett advised that I go with the BHR.  He also believed that he would likely be able to revise to the Synovo Preserve in the unlikely event that I develop a reaction to the CoCr alloy in a BHR. 

That said, the Synovo system isn't exactly metal free.  Both sides of the joint are titanium, however the femoral side of the bearing surface has been ceramicized with titanium nitrite and the acetabular side includes a crosslinked high density polyethylene liner.  So while the prostheses are primarily titanium (one of the least bioreactive metals), the bearing surface itself is ceramic on plastic.
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Re: Dr.Pritchett Explains Metal Free Cementless Hip Resurfacing Device 2014
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014, 07:49:14 PM »
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I am also very nervous about the procedure, post-op pain and recovery, I've never had major surgery before.
Shabbis, that's common to a lot of us Hippies. Use this forum as much as you need for advice. Chances are someone here has experienced what you'll be reporting.
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Re: Dr.Pritchett Explains Metal Free Cementless Hip Resurfacing Device 2014
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2015, 04:30:37 AM »
I'm also going to have HR by Dr. Pritchett. HE advised me the same. He said the default is for men to do Birmihgam and women synovo because the synovo is typically used for smaller sized heads. In some cases if cup placement angle is an issue ( like dysplasia ) then he may alter the procedure to use synovo instead of birmingham and has done so in some cases.

Synovo is not totally new. He said he has been doing for 10 years, but it hasn't made economic sense for him to expand it out which will take time effort and money. 
« Last Edit: February 04, 2015, 04:31:53 AM by seahip »

 

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