Approximately, 500,000 Americans undergo either total hip or total knee replacement surgery annually. The underlying reason is usually end-stage arthritis- when the cartilage which cushions the joint has worn away.
Technology has improved to such a point that these replacements which consist of metal, plastic or ceramic materials and mimic the function of a normal joint, are usually very effective.
Most patients can return to activities they enjoyed before their joint became diseased. But after … Read the Rest
Revision and complication rates in 654 Exeter total hip replacements, with a maximum follow-up of 20 years Published: 25 March 2003
Iceland’s geographical isolation with a stable and small population gives a rare opportunity for follow-up studies of medical interventions. Total hip replacements (THR) have been done at FSA Central Hospital in Akureyri, Iceland since 1982 with the Exeter hip implant being in use from the beginning…
…We have in this unique 2–20 year study … Read the Rest
The SPECTRON cemented revision system has a proven track record of over fifteen years. The revision femoral stems contain the same features that have made the primary SPECTRON stems clinically successful.
Excellent Clinical Results
This surgery replaces worn THR – total hip parts and damaged bone. New, specially made metal, plastic or ceramic components are used to restore normal hip joint stability.
The old plastic liner and metal socket components are removed.
Morselized bone (bone in particle form) is used to strengthen the socket and fill bone cavities. Allograft (segments of bone) also may be used … Read the Rest
Common Causes of THR Revisions in the US 2005-2006Updated 10/27/09 Read Complete Article by clicking hereInterview of Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA by Douglas W. Jackson, MDAccording to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, which is a stratified, statistically valid survey of inpatient hospital visits in the United States, there are almost 40,000 revision total hip arthroplasties (THAs) performed annually in the United States. This number has steadily increased over the past 20 years, … Read the Rest