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Hip Resurfacing: To Cement or Not to Cement – that is the Question!
By: John S. Rogerson, MD April 2015
We have received a number of inquiries in our office regarding the merits of cemented versus non-cemented femoral head components in hip resurfacing arthroplasty.
Bear in mind that my experience with hip resurfacing to date has essentially been associated with the Smith and Nephew Birmingham hip resurfacing system as designed by Drs. McMinn and Treacy.
The system utilizes a line to line fit on the femoral head component with a very thin thickness of cement. A small amount of liquid cement is poured into the hollow inverted femoral head component and then extruded (and cleaned off as necessary) as it is gently impacted onto the milled head/neck.
This contrasts with the technique for a non-cemented femoral component where the femoral head is reamed to a raw cancellous surface which then …
helloMD contacted me to place an ad about their upcoming Webinar (Doctor
Chat) with Dr. Mast about the anterior approach to hip replacement. helloMD
schedules Telehealth appointments with top specialists from your home.
Interesting idea which seems to be growing. We all know having several opinions
from top doctors helps us to decide what treatment is best for us. The
Telehealth allows you to talk with doctors quickly who are local or distant.
helloMD states "Our goal is give you priority access to the world’s leading
doctors. Your first appointment is through Telehealth, which is fast and
efficient. If need be, you can see the doctor in-person after that for
helloMD said "they use only Doctors that are in the Top 1% Worldwide. The are
chosen by a board and carefully screened."
It is an interesting concept which is very close to our email consultations with
The Durability of Hip Resurfacing
Thomas P. Gross, MD
13 years experience. Over 3000 cases.
For more information: grossortho.com
A recent Article in the Lancet medical journal has criticized hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) as less durable than cemented 28mm total hip replacement (THR). I take exception to the inappropriate conclusion that the authors drew from this highly flawed study.
However, there are two conclusions that can be drawn from this study. Surgeons, who are inexperienced in hip resurfacing, have more revisions in the short term with resurfacing than if they stick with standard hip replacement. Women have a higher failure rate than men with hip resurfacing. Both of these are old news.
Hip resurfacing has several distinct advantages over stemmed small bearing total hip replacement. The resurfaced hip most closely resembles the natural hip. Biomechanically the hip is stable, most of the bone is preserved and stresses are transferred more …
I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the Lancet article, "Failure rates of metal-on-metal hip resurfacings: analysis of data from the National Joint Registry for England and Wales", by Professor AW Blom, published on October 2, 2012.
First of all, this is an observational scientific study with valid research design and questions; however, the conclusions point out the limitations of registry studies (more on this to follow). Overall the conclusions of the study do NOT find any new information that has not already been known since 2010: that certain hip resurfacing implants perform better than others; that females do worse than males with hip resurfacing; and that larger size implants have a lower revision rate. These key pieces of information have been well-known and discussed by experienced hip resurfacing surgeons with their patients for at least 2 years already. Furthermore, there are scientific congresses and courses that …
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Navy Chief Petty Officer Mike Carrol deployed to Iraq in 2007 and remains on
active duty today, at 53, to train fellow reservists.
Mike Carroll couldn’t touch his knees together. Couldn’t play basketball with
his children. Couldn’t walk other than taking "a big limp," he said.
The former Navy SEAL wasn’t going to let those limitations drown his dream of
returning to the special-warfare compound in Coronado to help in the war effort.
At age 49 in 2006, Carroll wasn’t the oldest SEAL to re-enlist after an absence.
But he was certainly not the usual face in the recruiter’s office.
Adding to the odds against him, he was packing two artificial hips.
Even with that weighing down his résumé, the Alpine resident deployed to Iraq in
2007 with his special-warfare team and remains on active duty today as a trainer
of fellow reservists.
It was a long shot, Carroll is …
This is a transcript of a
Live Chat in the Surface Hippy Chat Room with Dr. Gross on February 17,
[Chuck] 7:01 pm: Hi Dr. Gross, what do you know
about Mid Head resection surgeries – when do you think they will be approved
here and can they be used for revisions for hip resurfacing
[Dr. Gross] 7:06 pm:
I have no idea when mid head resections will be available, there are many stem
uncemented arthoplasties available for revision of hip resurfacing. I am using
these now. These use 3″ uncemented
[jimb] 7:06 pm: is it possible to look
at x-rays after resurfacing to gage motions or ranges which might cause unveven
wear, impingenment, or dislocation?..i’ve seen people doing yoga and such after
hip surgery which might be okay for some placements and not
[Dr. Gross] 7:08 pm: Jjimb the x-ray does not determine the
range of …
By Wouter Hoeberechts
Experts in medical tourism, WorldMed Assist’s mission is to improve lives by
helping patients receive high quality medical treatment abroad at affordable
Pioneertown, CA, Aug 18, 2008 – Steve Berg returned from a 15-day trip for hip
resurfacing in India, a trip that only four months earlier he’d never imagined.
He also never thought he’d be joining the fast growing ranks of medical tourists
traveling overseas from North America for surgery they can’t afford at home.
Last October, Steve Berg went to his chiropractor for an alignment to alleviate
hip pain that caused him to pop up to 16 ibuprofens a day. But x-rays soon
confirmed the chiropractor’s initial suspicion: severe arthritis, not a
chiropractic adjustment, would require surgery. The diagnosis was confirmed by
an orthopedic surgeon. He was then hit with further bad news: hip replacement
anywhere near home would cost about $60,000 because …