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Hip Replacement

AAOS Releases Technology Overview on Metal-on-Metal (MoM) Hip Implants

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Kristy L. Weber, MD, and Fareeha Shuttari-Khan, MPH

With concerns by patients, clinicians, and regulators about metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants on the rise, the AAOS Board of Directors commissioned a special technology overview (TO) on the topic. The TO focused on the following three questions: What are the clinical outcomes in patients with MoM hip replacements? What are some predictive factors related to MoM hip replacement outcomes? What...

 

Kristy L. Weber, MD, and Fareeha Shuttari-Khan, MPH

With concerns by patients, clinicians, and regulators about metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants on the rise, the AAOS Board of Directors commissioned a special technology overview (TO) on the...

Leukocyte Esterase Reagent Strips Help Diagnose Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI)

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Award-winning study finds strips are effective for rapid diagnosis of infection

Jennie McKee

Leukocyte esterase reagent (LER) strips, commonly used for diagnosing conditions such as urinary tract infections, peritonitis, and chorioamnionitis, may also be helpful in rapid diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), according to a paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons that received the James A. Rand...

NIH Researchers Uncover Clues Related to Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

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Embargoed for Release
Thursday, December 22, 2011
2 p.m. EST

A new study, bringing together an interdisciplinary team of physicians and engineers from the United States and Germany, made a surprising finding about implants used in hip replacement surgery: Graphite carbon is a key element in the lubricating layer that forms on metal-on-metal hip implants. The lubricant has more in common with the lubrication of...

Total Hip Replacement

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Halifax Health Presents: Total Hip Replacement

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New Hip Implants No Better Than Older Ones

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TUESDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- No matter the material, all types of hip replacement devices appear to work the same, a new analysis finds.

Specifically, the newer, metal-on-metal implants seem to be no more effective than older implants and may sometimes even be more problematic, the researchers said.

"Metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-ceramic hip implants might not be associated with any advantage, compared with traditional bearings such as metal-on-polyethylene or...