Preserving Hip Joints Made Possible by Technology
Patients who have problems with their hips go through lengths in order to reduce the pain and would rather not delay their hip replacement procedure because it will just prolong their agony, however, recent health reports say that it may be possible to preserve diseased hip joints without replacing the joints. This new practice may be able to extend the hip joints to last for a lifetime instead of having a hip replacement that may only last for 15 to 20 years, several orthopedic specialists say. The complications that often result to the destruction of the hip joints are often correctible, according to Dr. Michael B. Millis, because they have a pattern that needs to be corrected before they cause further and irreversible damage. Read more here at this website: depuypinnaclelawsuit.com
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Patients who have problems with their hips gothrough lengths in order to reduce the pain andwould rather not delay their hip replacementprocedure because it will just prolong their agony,however, recent health reports say that it may bepossible to preserve diseased hip joints withoutreplacing the joints. This new practice may be ableto extend the hip joints to last for a lifetime insteadof having a hip replacement that may only last for15 to 20 years, several orthopedic specialists say.The complications that often result to thedestruction of the hip joints are often correctible,according to Dr. Michael B. Millis, because theyhave a pattern that needs to be corrected beforethey cause further and irreversible damage.
The lecturer Dr Millis is a professor of orthopedic surgery inHarvard Medical School and he gave a lecture regarding this topicwhich was entitled “Joint-preserving Surgery for the Mature Hip” atthe John Hopkins University Orthopedic Review Course in Baltimore,according to the Netorthodoc. When the problems in the jointmechanics are resolved, the process in the degeneration of the jointsmay be stopped in its progression. Instead of just replacing thedamaged joints, orthopedists are encouraged by Dr Millis to try andpreserve them first. In using the traditional technique, the hipreplacement procedure may last for one to two hours. The healthparts remain intact while the surgeon removes the diseased portion.
Impingement syndrome is one of the causes of osteoarthritissince it damages the rim and the adjacent acetabularcartilage. It was found that femoro-acetabular impingementmay be caused by static overload and intra-articularincompatibility. This mechanical problem may also occur intotal hip replacements when there are some flaws to theimplant design. Several hip implants have been noted to failmuch early compared to the expected life of these hipreplacements. Men and women often get hip replacement atthe age of 60 years old but now there are more and morepatients younger than 60 who get their hips replaced.
There were DePuy Pinnacle hip devein legal action taken by distressedpatients against the manufacturer of the implant because of claims that thedevice was faulty. Numerous complaints against the Pinnacle hip system ofDePuy Orthopaedics did not make any difference to change the stand of thecompany in its choice to still keep it in the market. There might be some newsregarding the matter at the DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Information Center atdepuypinnaclelawsuit.com to stay updated on the current issues on hipreplacements. URL References: niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Hip_Replacement/ netorthodoc.org/1066/1066.pdf dukehealth.org/health_library/advice_from_doctors/bodies-in-motion/hip-preservation-surgery