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.
Retired doctor Stephen Reed, 69 of Wiscasset, completed his 28th consecutive Boston Marathon on Patriot’s Day. Reed had a total hip replacement of his left hip in July. After taking a few months off from running to recover, he was back pounding the pavement training for his favorite race…
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WATERLOO, ON, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Intellijoint Surgical® is proud to announce that intellijoint HIP® has now – only one year after commercial launch – been used in over 1,000 total hip replacement procedures in the United States, Canada and Australia. intellijoint HIP® is a novel medical device providing 3D mini-optical navigation for orthopaedic surgeons. The one thousandth case using intellijoint … Read the Rest
…a new study to be presented Thursday, March 16, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that even patients who live alone can recover effectively and safely at home…
…(The Study) involved 769 patients undergoing primary THR or TKR. Of these, 138 patients lived alone and 631 lived with other people. In both groups, patients age 75 and older were well represented. … Read the Rest
…We identified 63,158 patients who had undergone total hip replacement and 54,276 who had total knee replacement between Jan 1, 1991, and Aug 10, 2011, and followed up these patients to a maximum of 20 years…
…researchers analyzed data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink on just over 63,000 patients who had undergone a total hip replacement and 54,000 that had total knee replacements. The surgeries took place between January 1, … Read the Rest
Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are needlessly suffering in pain while they wait for hip operations because care is being rationed by the NHS, leading doctors have warned.
Mary shares her story of how she feels after undergoing hip replacement and hip resurfacing and whether or not it has slowed her down at all.
My name is Robert Hess and I’m 80 years old and I had a hip problem for 3 or 4 years, suffering and I had a meeting with Dr. Henderson and we decided to perform the surgery. I spent overnight in the hospital after the surgery. Went in at 7:30 in the morning. The next morning they had me up walking around the hospital with a walker and after lunch
Craig was very anxious about getting his left hip replaced and wondered if it would come out as well as Dr. Calton said it would. Watch and see if it did.
Hip Replacement Procedure – Video on Indications, Complications and Prognosis With Pictures.
In a total hip replacement also called total hip arthroplasty, the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components. The damaged femoral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem that is placed into the hollow center of the femur.
The actual surgery usually lasts from 1-2 hours, plus another 1-2 hours for prep
Abstract: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been performed for nearly 50 years. Between 2006 and 2012, more than 600,000 metal-on-metal THA procedures were performed in the United States. This article reviews the production of metal wear debris in a metal-on-metal articulation and the interaction of cobalt and chromium ions that ultimately led to a dramatic decline in the use of metal-on-metal THA articulations. Additionally, the article reviews mechanisms of metal wear, … Read the Rest
Published on Dec 2, 2016 – Helloooo everybody, as I begin to start focusing on arriving in Brazil for my year abroad, I decided that I am ready to speak more about the double hip replacements I received in August. Here is a video of me describing the truth of pre-op and a little bit about post-op. In this video, I tell the full story of how I felt … Read the Rest
Published on Jul 24, 2016 – This is an introduction to my arthritis, avascular necrosis and hip dysplasia story. I will be creating vlogs that document my double hip replacemements. When researching hip replacements, I found it difficult to find stories of young people receiving joint replacements. I will be sharing my experience for those who are younger than the average age to receive joint replacements to have a … Read the Rest