Dear Dr. Bala,I apologize for seeming to have neglected or ignored you. I have begun this missive on several occasions, only to stumble over my own limitations. I know I promised you a recommendation you might be able to use on your web site. You have my permission to use any or all of this email in any way you see fit. I have struggled to find the words necessary to describe how Dr. Bala has changed my life. At 44 years of age, to hear the words from a U.S. physician, “You have osteoarthritis in your left hip… Read the rest
Adoption of Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty at Hospital for Special Surgery: a Cohort Study
Edwin P. Su and Sherwin L. Su June 4, 2010
Background Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) is an alternative to traditional total hip replacement (THR) that allows for the preservation of femoral bone. It is a more technically difficult procedure that has led some researchers to report an unsatisfactory learning curve (Berend et al., J Bone Joint Surg Am Suppl 2:89–92, 2011; Mont et al., Clin Orthop Relat Res 465:63–70, 2007).
Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the adoption of HRA at our institution, examining … Read the rest
|Surgeon Volume Influences Rate of Total Hip Replacement Revision – A DGReview of :”Early failures of total hip replacement: Effect of surgeon volume” Arthritis & Rheumatism 04/28/2004 By Emma Hitt, PhDPatients treated by surgeons who perform few total hip replacements (THR) per year are more likely to undergo revision THR, particularly within the first 18 months of surgery, than are patients treated by high-volume surgeons, a new report suggests.Hip prostheses function well for up to 20 years in at least 80% of patients, and failure rates are less than 1% per year. However, it is unclear whether failure rates vary|
|Read Complete Study by clicking hereMay 2011Despite being proclaimed as “The operation of the century,” total hip arthroplasty is far from an ideal procedure. In fact, one study found that “in spite of a good hip score, only 43% of patients had all of their expectations completely fulfilled,” said Robert L. Barrack, MD, chief of service, Orthopedic Surgery, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. Although patient selection is rarely an issue with total hip arthroplasty (THA) and the surgical technique “is more forgiving,” selection and technique are major issues with metal-metal hip resurfacing replacement arthroplasty|
Resurfacing patients had gait characteristics that were comparable to normal hips. Although standard hip replacements had markedly improved gait parameters when compared to osteoarthritic hips they never approached resurfacing or normals. “
Gait Analysis Of Metal On Metal Surface ArthroplastyPoster Board Number: P050 Location: McCormick Place Hall B Adult Reconstruction Hip Phillip Ragland, MD Washington DC (n) Anil Bhave, MS Baltimore MD (n) Roland Starr, MS Baltimore MD (n) Michael A Mont, MD Baltimore MD (a, e – Wright Medical Technology) This study compared gait kinematics of resurfacing patients to normal hips, osteoarthritic hips, and patients with standard hip
My surgery date with Dr. Amstutz was 8/29/06.
I had been in considerable pain for four years
before the surgery, but thought it was do to
spinal stenosis. I saw Dr. Amstutz after Kaiser
diagnosed my right hip to be bone on bone
osteoarthritis and would need a replacement and
of course, to wait as long as possible. I met
Calvin Jung , an Amstutz bilateral through a
mutual friend and the hip resurfacing seemed the
way to go.
I had a great experience with the surgery.
Dr. Amstutz and this was, I might add, the first
time I have … Read the rest