Orthopaedic surgeon Sir John Charnley
pioneered which now routine operation?
The first full hip replacement was carried out in 1962 by Professor Sir John Charnley
at Wrightington Hospital in Wigan, Lancashire.
In 2000, John was awarded a fellowship in Sydney, Australia, and, on returning to the UK in 2001, he completed his training in Wrightington Hospital, Lancashire, where Sir John Charnley
pioneered hip replacement surgery, before returning to Merseyside as a consultant.
His interest in hip replacement led him to work with Sir John Charnley
in 1969, who pioneered hip replacement surgery.
The latter half of the last century witnessed pioneering development during an impressive era of development of total hip arthroplasty initially by George Kenneth Mckee from Norwich and later by Sir John Charnley
British orthopedic surgeon Sir John Charnley
revolutionized total hip arthroplasty--and orthopedics in general--by pioneering the use of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) in hip implants in the early 1960s.
Few in the orthopedic industry can argue with the doctrine that defined the career of Sir John Charnley
Hip replacements date from the early 1960s, when Sir John Charnley
, a British surgeon, devised an artificial hip joint consisting of a cobalt-chrome alloy shaft and head resting in a high-molecular-weight polyethylene cup.
In 1958 Sir John Charnley
(1970) introduced the bone cement for his arthoplasty to fix the metal prostheses, which appeared to solve the problem of anchorage and his design of low friction THR was considered Gold standard even today due to its high success rate 85% after 15 to 21 years of follow up.
Getting people to stand was the goal of Sir John Charnley
, who introduced his artificial hip in the 1960's.
Following a dentist's suggestion to use an acrylic dental cement to keep a prosthesis in place, Sir John Charnley
developed the concept of artificial joint replacement.
Recognized as one of the most prestigious distinctions in the field of orthopaedic research, the award is named after Sir John Charnley
, the father of modern total hip replacement, who was knighted by the British Royal Family for his contributions to orthopaedic medical technology.