Author Topic: Muscle and soft tissue repairs post implantation  (Read 430 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 87
Muscle and soft tissue repairs post implantation
« on: November 25, 2018, 06:00:26 AM »
Is anyone aware of any differences among the high volume resurfacing surgeons as to the extent of muscle and tendon repair performed during the closure process? From what I gather, It appears directly related to the speed of recovery and ultimately the level of functionality, all else being equal.

John C

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 854
Re: Muscle and soft tissue repairs post implantation
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 05:05:27 PM »
The one discussion that I am aware of from about 10 years ago was over the importance of repairing the joint capsule. At that time the importance was just being discovered, so not everyone had been doing it. I think that today it is common, but might be something you could ask about.
The other place that I am aware of differences is in how the skin is closed. Some use stitches, some like Dr Gross use a type of glue that avoids leaving any skin penetrations on the surface that could allow infection to transport in, and some use staples which some studies show a slightly higher risk of infection. Many would argue that the type of skin closure is not important, and would show no difference after a few weeks.
As far as muscle and tendon repair, many of these high volume surgeons have posted videos of their surgeries online, so that would be an excellent source of informant for you in terms of these internal soft tissue repair techniques.
John/ Left uncemented Biomet/ Dr Gross/ 6-16-08
Right uncemented Biomet/Dr Gross/ 4/25/18


Mission Statement
Surface Hippy presents information about hip resurfacing. It does not provide medical advice.
It is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship between patient and clinician.
Advertising - Revenue from this site is derived from commercial advertising and individual donations. Any advertisement is distinguished by the word "advertisement"
Privacy - Surface Hippy does not share email addresses or personal information with any group or organization.
Content - Surface Hippy is not controlled or influenced by any medical companies, doctors or hospitals.
All content is controlled by Patricia Walter - Joint Health Sites LLC 2005 - 2018 Web design by Patricia Walter.

Hip TalkModeration


The Hip Talk Discussion Group or forum is moderated on a Daily basis by Patricia Walter.

The moderator and forum members are not regarded as health professionals.


The information provided on this forum is designed to support, not replace, the direct relationship between patients and health professionals.


We remind you that this forum is public and any message can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all.
You do have the option to delete your messages. However, under exceptional circumstances, you can contact the moderator to do so. Thus, please take care regarding the information that you post.


The moderator and members should conduct themselves at all times with respect and honesty.

By using our forums, you agree to post information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and is of your personal experience. If the information you post is not personal experience, we request you to provide sources (references, links, etc..) whenever it is relevant and possible.

You are not allowed to post advertisements, whether in the form of text links or banners, for example.

Please keep your comments positive and polite. If you have a disagreement with another forum member, moderator or the site owner; please use the the private message feature of this forum or email the member. We try to avoid emotional conflicts on the discussion group and we will do so by removing posts and banning those that cause problems.

The moderator reserves the right to delete any messages deemed inappropriate without notifying the author. In cases of abuse, the moderator reserve the right to ban a member of the forum. In both instances, an explanation will be provided if user requests.

Recent Posts



This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.

Donate Thru Pay Pal

Surface Hippy Gear

HTML ezBlock

View My Stats

Powered by EzPortal