Hips For You is a guide to Total hip replacement (THR), hip problems and hip treatments. Hips For You is not controlled by medical companies, doctors or hospitals. It it a patient to patient guide featuring: hip replacement articles, doctor information and personal THR stories.
August 14, 2017 – I passed 5 years with my THR last week and it’s flown by. I have no issues at all and like many here, it’s been life changing surgery for me. I couldn’t have HR due to to a slipped femoral epiphysis age 14 and was struggling to accept that but the advice I got here helped so much.
I’m back motorcycling and playing football- those dark days of arthritic pain seem … Read the Rest
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed an antibiotic-releasing polymer that may greatly simplify the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection, and in a recent report published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, they describe how implants made from this material successfully eliminated 2 types of prosthetic infection in animal models.
“Our finding that polyethylene, the most commonly used weight-bearing surface in total joint surgery, can be made to safely and effectively release … Read the Rest
Six months after total joint replacement (TJR), severely or morbidly obese patients reported excellent pain relief and substantial functional gain that was similar to the findings in other patients. While obesity is associated with a greater risk of early complications, obesity in itself should not be a deterrent to undergoing TJR to relieve symptoms.
Obese patients may not need to lose weight prior to joint replacement surgery according to the study.… Read the Rest
Published to inform the public about hip and knee replacement surgery in the U.S
Rosemont, Ill. – July 24, 2017 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a clinical data registry for the collection of hip and knee replacement data, has published the 2016 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements, the first-ever patient summary of the clinical data available in its Annual Report.
As a multi-stakeholder organization, AJRR takes great pride in … Read the Rest
Results from this study demonstrated the infection burden for total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty increased over 6 years among international arthroplasty registries…
Findings showed the infection burden for THA in 2015 was a 97% unweighted average…
…previous averages were from 2012, 2013, and 2014 for THA were 0.87%, 0.93% and 0.94%,… Read the Rest
July 5, 2017 – Rate of joint replacement in patients with RA declined after inclusion of biologics in treatment guidelines
MADRID — Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the incidence of knee and hip replacement declined after the introduction of biologics to national treatment guidelines, according to a recently published analysis.
“Our findings show a clear downward trend in these two operations in [rheumatoid arthritis] RA patients in Denmark since the additions … Read the Rest
Published on Feb 26, 2016 A recent development in hip replacement techniques results in less pain, faster recovery, and improved mobility. Dr. Harold Rees describes this anterior approach after operating on one of his patients and observing the remarkable results.
Excellent animation of the complete THR surgery via Anterior Approach
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) UK has called for longer-term monitoring of all patients fitted with metal-on-metal hip implants, as a precautionary measure, in an update to its original guidance issued in 2012.
“MHRA, in colsultation with its independent Metal-on-Metal Expert Advisory Group (MoM EAG), has continued to monitor the performance of MoM hip joint articulations for the occurrence of soft tissue … Read the Rest
NewswireToday – /newswire/ – New York, NY, United States, 2017/06/28 – Persistence Market Research (PMR), in its report, estimates global hip replacement market to reach 4.1% CAGR during 2016-2024. The report also focuses on key trends and factors driving the growth of hip replacement market.
Hip bone infection, the rising problem of arthritis, hip fractures, manufacturers extending product line, clinicians concerned about patient safety, rising innovation and new hip implants including 3D printing technology … Read the Rest
New guidelines have been released regarding the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medication in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement.
The guidelines, published in Arthritis Care & Research, aim to reduce the risk of joint infection post-surgery, according to the authors.
“Patients with rheumatic diseases who have joint replacement surgery are at increased risk for joint infection, a potentially devastating complication,”…
…The primary recommendations included: non-biologic DMARDs can be continued throughout … Read the Rest
The Orthopedic News Network estimated that about 460,000 people had hip replacements in 2010, and approximately 56,000 of those were revisions. Because hip replacements are on the rise in people under 60 (reports the Huffington Post and BBC News in 2016) doctors predict more hip revision surgeries.
Data from the Orthopedic Registry in both Australia and the United Kingdom indicate that only five percent of patients who receive total hip replacements … Read the Rest