Hip Replacement Articles

Treating Avascular Necrosis With Hip Surgery

Jun 14, 2015

When disease or injury prevents the blood supply from flowing freely to a bone, cells in the bone begin to die. As the bone withers, the surrounding cartilage begins to deteriorate, producing pain and other symptoms. This condition, called avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis, is most commonly found in the top of the thighbone. It usually strikes between the ages of 30 and 60, but can affect anyone at any age. The disease, which has many causes, gets worse over time.

Treating Fractured Hips And Osteoporosis

Jun 14, 2015

A hip fracture is a partial or complete break in the upper portion of the thighbone (femur), the leg bone that forms part of the hip joint. Most hip fractures occur in the neck of the thighbone (the area just below the ball that fits into the hip socket in the pelvis), while the rest occur in the intertrochanteric area (across the outside portion of the upper thighbone).

Treating Hip Pain With Surgery

Jun 14, 2015

Most people will not need hip surgery, but in many cases, surgery may be effective in minimizing or eliminating your hip pain when other treatment methods have failed. Many advances have been made, allowing for surgical procedures that are much less invasive. Such minimally invasive procedures are revolutionizing the way patients experience and recover from surgery, often resulting in less postoperative pain, a faster recovery period, and a shorter hospital stay. 

What Is Causing My Hip Pain?

What Is Causing My Hip Pain?

Jun 14, 2015

As a caregiver, you may find it helpful to understand a little about how the joint you'll be caring for works, and about the specific joint replacement surgery. There are several ways to learn about what will be happening, and these articles are a great place to start:

What Are Zimmer Hip Implants Made Of?

Jun 14, 2015

As you'd expect, orthopedic implants are very "high tech." Their designs can be quite complex, and the materials used to make them, called biomaterials, are highly developed. Examples of biomaterials include titanium, cobalt-chrome, polyethylene, and Trabecular Metal™ material.

What Can I Do to Help My New Hip Last?

Jun 14, 2015

Many factors contribute to an artificial hip’s longevity, including your physical condition, activity level, weight, and the accuracy of the implant placement during surgery. But, while there are no guarantees, the numbers are encouraging. Studies show that more than 80% of all hip replacements across the industry last at least 15 years, and more than 70% last at least 20 years.1

What Is Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip? ,Treating Avascular Necrosis With Hip Surgery

Jun 14, 2015

When disease or injury prevents the blood supply from flowing freely to a bone, cells in the bone begin to die. As the bone withers, the surrounding cartilage begins to deteriorate, producing pain and other symptoms. This condition, called avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis, is most commonly found in the top of the thighbone. It usually strikes between the ages of 30 and 60, but can affect anyone at any age. The disease, which has many causes, gets worse over time.

What Is The MIS Anterior Supine Hip Procedure?

Jun 14, 2015

The Zimmer MIS Anterior Supine Hip Procedure combines the benefits of a minimally invasive surgery (MIS) with the advantages of an anterior approach (the front of your hip).

What Is Total Hip Replacement?

Jun 14, 2015

Millions of people who have suffered from hip pain and arthritis have experienced relief through total hip replacement and restored mobility. Globally, hundreds of thousands of hip replacement procedures are performed each year.

What Materials Are Implants Made Of?

Jun 14, 2015

Orthopaedic implants can be quite complex, and the materials used to make them, called biomaterials, are highly developed.  In the United States, the FDA requires extensive testing before a new material may be used in an orthopaedic implant.  The materials most commonly used have a long history of clinical use with great success. 

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