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
Dr. Rubinstein of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute based in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
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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.
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…
In recent years, resurfacing arthroplasty for the hip has become possible. Hip resurfacing arthroplasty 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.
The advantage of hip resurfacing is that by removing less bone it is possible to do a total hip replacement (THR) later. But surgeons are wondering if this type of revision is really possible? How often does it happen? There haven’t been any studies on this … Read the rest
Today’s modern adult is active and on the go. And many adults are wearing out their hips and knees. Total hip replacements have been reserved for older adults. This leaves younger adults with pain from arthritis without many options until now. A new orthopedic procedure called total hip resurfacing may be changing all that…
…Total hip resurfacing can improve hip range of motion. But by how much? In this study, surgeons from the Joint Replacement Institute in California look at hip motion before and after hip resurfacing. All patients were followed for … Read the rest