July 29, 2015
As one of Dr Gross’ earlier patients, and a woman with small bones, I am saddened to hear the decision by S&N to prevent access of women to hip resurfacing. The real truth of it IS and HAS ALWAYS BEEN the expertise of the surgeon that determines your outcome. I recall when S&N was so anxious to get their products out that they required very minimal standards for surgeons.
At one time (it may have changed) their requirement was simply to have observed (even by teleconference) two resurfacing surgeries and to have done one on a cadaver and then to have oversight by a company rep (non-physician) for the first few surgeries.
I knew many patients were in the first few (1-6) resurfacing their doctors performed, including a friend of mine that was #5 for his surgeon (mid-west) and has had trouble …