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Is titanium the best material for a hip replacement?

Is titanium the best material for a hip replacement?

Yes: Studies of hip replacements over the last 30 years have shown that titanium is one of the best materials to use for patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Hip Replacement (Definition)

Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more


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How long does a titanium hip replacement device last?

20 years or more: The newest total hip arthroplasty (tha) implants are designed to last for around 20 years. Most of the wear associated with tha is due to polyethylene. That is the plastic lining of the hip socket. Newer compositions and materials, such as ceramic, have decreased tha wear rates significantly. Less cement is used now and the metal implants, usually titanium, allow for bony ingrowth with the implant. ...Read more

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Father had titanium hip replacement last year, now may require imaging of shoulder bone, which has lump on it. Would MRI be allowed given titanium hip?

Father had titanium hip replacement last year, now may require imaging of shoulder bone, which has lump on it. Would MRI be allowed given titanium hip?

MRI COMPATIBLE: Titanium implants are MRI compatible. People with nontitanium implants should inform the radiologist or technician prior to the procedure; however, most joint implants are firmly attached inside bone and will not pose a serious problem. People with internal metallic surgical staples from healed surgeries should also inform the radiologist or technician prior to the procedure. ...Read more

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Where is the best place to get a hip replacement redone?

Where is the best place to get a hip replacement redone?

THA revision: Speak with your operative hip surgeon and take their recommendation to have revision done by someone well-versed in revision work--it may or may not be the primary surgeon, depending upon surgeon experience in this, as well as operating room specialty equipment and instruments available. ...Read more

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What is the best technology for a Hip Replacement today? How long will it last before it needs to be replaced? Have there been recent advances in tech

Somewhat variable: I hope its not you who needs the hip replacement due to your young age In general, a successful hip replacement can certainly last 15-20 years Some of the technical and minor changes to the joint surfaces may extend the lifespan of the procedure but it takes many years to see how long these will last In general, less weight and a less active lifestyle will allow a longer duration ...Read more

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What are the best options for types of hip replacement. metal on metal, metalon plastic, porcelan cap, etc. which one last the longest. i?

Many options: There are many choices when it comes to the materials used for hip replacement surgery. The most thorough study of implants materials to date comes from the Australian Joint Replacement Registry- an extremely large collection of data from thousands of surgeries. The best material at this time seems to be Oxidized Zirconium (known as Oxinium) with highly cross-linked polyethylene. ...Read more

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What is the best implant for hip replacement?

What is the best implant for hip replacement?

No best: There is no established best implant. There are many implants from a variety of different companies that have shown 95% excellent results lasting for 30 years or more. The question is what implant has your surgeon had the most success with? First, feel comfortable with your surgeon. Then inquire into the implants he uses, and just make sure he isn't using something for the first time on you. ...Read more

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How should I find the best orthopaedic surgeons (hip replacement) in a particular region?

How should I find the best orthopaedic surgeons (hip replacement) in a particular region?

Ask around: Depends on what you mean by best when you do pick one out go in for a "test drive" with the doc and see how you get along this will tell you a lot. ...Read more

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Best sleeping and sitting positions after hip replacement surgery?

Sleeping & sitting: It depends on the timing after surgery. Also the type of surgical approach that was used. If you are at least 6 weeks out from surgery you should be able to sit or sleep in any position that you desire. If you are in the immediate post op period, that is less than 6 weeks, these positions would be determined by the surgical approach. You should talk with your surgeon to determine the approach. ...Read more