Posts Tagged ‘replacement’

Am I a SuperPATH candidate if I have had previous hip surgery?

Q: I had a right hip fracture repaired with screws and then the screws started coming out and would catch the tendon on the side of my leg, so the surgeon removed them. When I was finally released by the surgeon, I was told I had arthritis in that hip and I should consider a […]

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What is the best bearing-material for my total hip replacement?

This is a topic of much debate right now among surgeons. Probably the best answer is this: There is no perfect bearing surface. That is why there are so many options currently available. I try to carefully select a bearing surface that best utilizes the potential benefits against the potential shortcomings. Here are some common […]

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In total hip replacement, I have heard a larger ball (femoral head) is “better” for post-operative motion limits, etc. Can you set me straight here, please?

I use a very wide variety of head sizes in my practice. There a few main issues to consider here: 1) larger head sizes can increase stability with certain approaches, 2) certain head sizes work better with certain bearing surfaces in terms of long-term wear & 3) head sizes may be limited to size of […]

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Recent implant recalls

Q: What implant was used in my hip replacement? I was reading about the J&J recalls in the news. Where can I get this information? A: I have never used the J&J Depuy ASR implants that have been recalled. Hopefully that puts your mind at ease. As for the exact parts, you should be able […]

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Medical tourism – a joint replacement in 1 week

Q: Can I fly in the day before surgery, then fly home the day after? A: Even though your hospital stay will likely be 24hrs, I will require you to make a 1 week commitment for your safety: Fri – initial clinic visit (physical exam, xrays*, pre-op workup) & pre-op assessment in hospital Sat – […]

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