It was 7 months as of the 15th of June. (that I had my hip resurfacing with Dr. Su) I celebrated by doing the Mt Washington running race on saturday the 16th. just a 7.6 mile jaunt up Mt Washington in New Hampshire with a 4650 ft ascent. Finished in 1:43:32 Good for 243 pl out of 900+ other crazies doing this. It was 13 minutes slower than my time in 1999 but I guess the mountain has gotten steeper in the last 8 years.
I don’t consider myself in the same catagorie as Corey or Floyd, so all of … Read the rest
New articles are published daily, new doctors are training frequently, new medical studies are completed often and people have personal hip stories to tell.
That’s what the Hip Resurfacing News is about – keeping up with what is NEW to Hip Resurfacing.… Read the rest
New York (Reuters Health)
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb 22 (Reuters) – A U.S. advisory
panel voted in favor of recommending approval for Corin Group Plc’s (CRG.L:Research hip resurfacing device on Thursday.
The Food and Drug Administration will make the final decision on whether to allow sales of the Cormet device. The agency usually follows panel recommendations.
…In a 4-1 vote, the FDA’s panel of outside experts supported the device but said the agency should require a follow-up study after approval to evaluate long-term performance…
Read Complete … Read the rest
U.S. doctors warn about the dangers of cheap surgeries in foreign countries
June 17, 2007 – Posted at 12:00 a.m.
BY GABE SEMENZA – VICTORIA ADVOCATE
A waiter hand-delivered a menu to Sally Pierce’s seventh-floor suite in Mumbai, India. She ordered curry and lamb, closed the door and limped across a marble floor to the window, where sun flooded her spacious room and a view of the exotic palm trees below dotted the groomed landscape.
Pierce, who lives 40 miles east of Victoria, stayed in the Emerald Suite, where greens flow from the palms … Read the rest
The First Hundred Surgeries
How Surgeons Acquire Experience by Dr. Rubinstein
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 2:53 AM
Subject: THE FIRST HUNDRED
Hi All, Just catching up after not having time since the end of may. I noted many posts on the number of cases (a new surgeon) needed to become proficient. Some mentioned it being bogus to learn on patients and other similar comments.
I ask everyone to consider that everyone needs to start somewhere and all surgeons (even Gross, DeSmet and McMinn) had to do their … Read the rest
A Solution for Young and Active Patients if you are considering a total hip replacement to minimise your pain and discomfort and improve your quality of life. Hip resurfacing is a technique designed to reline rather than replace the worn hip joint.
The Durom® Hip Resurfacing System is in particular suited for young, active patients who wish to return to an active lifestyle following their operation.
The hip resurfacing implant has three key advantages:
Low wear bearing
Anatomic sized bearing
One of the major problems of revision … Read the rest
Posted March 22nd, 2007 by Matt in Hip
There’s a report that says about 200,000 total hip replacements (THRs) are done each year. But how do they know that? Well, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) gathers data from hospitals across the United States and reports on it.
In this report, over eight million hospital records from one database and nine million from five different states were reviewed. The number of total, partial, or revision hip replacements were identified.
It turns out that besides the 200,000 THRs … Read the rest
Posted March 29th, 2007 by Matt in Hip
Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) is being done on young, active adults with advanced arthritis. HRA is a type of hip replacement that replaces the arthritic surface of the joint but removes far less bone than the traditional total hip replacement.
Maintaining vascular supply (blood flow) to the hip during HRA is important. Reduced blood flow can cause early failure of the implant. In this study, blood flow to the femoral head is measured before, during, and after the HRA procedure in 10 patients…
…The results showed … Read the rest