hip replacement

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hip re·place·ment

(hip rē-plāsmĕnt)
Orthopedic surgery involving femoral head prosthetic replacement.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hip replacement

An operation in which the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) is sawn off, a short, angled metal shaft with a smooth metal or ceramic ball on its upper end is forced down into the hollow of the bone, and a plastic cup to fit the ball is fitted to the natural hollow on the side of the pelvis (the ACETABULUM). Advances reported late in 2003 include the use of two short incisions rather than one long incision and access via the separation of muscle planes rather than by cutting muscle. These technical improvements have made it possible for patients to return home the day after their operation.
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Patient discussion about hip replacement

Q. Two weeks ago I fell and my back is still aching. What do you recommend I do? I'm 85 years old and have a history of 5 back operations. I fell a few times in the past couple of years, but I usually manage to live on my own and well. Recently I fell and hurt my left leg which is the one that I had a hip operation and of course problems and pain. I have resting and using my walking stick to balance myself better and I try to rest as much as possible. I know that time is the best healer, but i would love to see a video or read about my situation in order to improve my situation and learn new facts or tips. thanks you.

A. GO TO THE HOSPITAL

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Implant pain QSix years ago I had a hip implant, and soon afterwards began to experience a lot of pain.
In late January, in Los Angeles, Calif., Johnson & Johnson faced the first of approximately 10,000 lawsuits brought against it regarding the failure of its metal on metal hip implants. All-metal implants have been shown to deposit metal fragments into the bloodstream, which could possibly cause metal poisoning.
Stryker recalled its Trident Hip Implant cup in January amid concerns that the components could contain levels of "manufacturing residuals" that exceed company standards.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday accepted the central government's submission of granting compensation to victims in the American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson's faulty hip implants and disposed of the case.
Some patients who required hip implant revision surgery to replace a failed ASR XL or Pinnacle Ultamet implant experienced persistent groin pain, allergic reactions, tissue necrosis, as well as a build-up of metal ions in the blood.
However only few reports of systemic toxicity from metals released from hip implant have been described in the literature [2].
The Alteon Monobloc Revision Femoral Stem is a press-fit, one-piece tapered, splined titanium hip implant. It can be used with the company's proprietary InteGrip acetabular and augment system, which features a three-dimensional, porous ingrowth material, providing surgeons an innovative option for complex primary and revision hip replacement surgery.
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Hip Implant market to grow at a CAGR of 2.98 percent over the period 2014-2019.
Growing bone at the point of injury alongside a hip implant that has been designed to the exact fit of the patient is exciting and offers real opportunities for improved recovery and quality of life.
Putting a hip implant, a new ball and socket joint, into a human body starts out with a passive film between the two surfaces and a very close fit.
While applying the boundary conditions for the case of flexural response, it has been assumed that a rectangular parallelepiped porous model of a given porosity and pore diameter, henceforth to be referred as a porous beam model, is a representative volume element (RVE) of the portion of the hip implant where that given porosity is going to be introduced in the form of spherical pores in square array distribution pattern.
In the second case, the right hip was implanted with an existing model of the hip implant in LifeMOD[R]