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Which Type Of Metal Is Used For Hip Replacements
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Some patients experience a local tissue reactionto the metal on metal implant not seen with other implant combinations. Other patients can have pain due to metal debri esp. If there is damage to the polished surface. All hip replacemens can hurt from loosening, infection and stress reactions to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excellent: When arthritis or other problem leads to deterioration of the hip, pain is interfering with activities of daily living, and conservative care isn't working, then a hip replacement is a good surgical option. It can be done from the front or back and 95% do well. Risks include infection, instability, limb length discrepancy, nerve damage, and blood clots, but these are infrequent (<5%). Most do well. ...Read more
What are the components of metal-on-metal hip replacement device? How do you know if these device may produce complications?
Depends: The components are the same as any other hip replacement (except made of metal - cobalt chromium): an acetabular cup, and a femoral head which is attached to a femoral stem. Usually the first sign of problems would be localized pain and sweling. If the problem persists, then systemic symptoms may occur such as altered mental status. Have a frank discussion with your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more
What exercises help after having a hip replacement in 2008 due to limping for 15 years followed by hip revision in 2012 due tometal on metal?
If someone has a total hip replacement or other hip surgery that uses some metal, how does this work when going through metal detector @ airport?
Need addit screening: Joint repair hardware will likely set off the alarm. TSA doesn't care about the card that says you have hardware. You should let them know going in that you have a joint replacement and they will figure out how to screen you, depending on airport. http://orthopedics.about.com/od/hipkneereplacement/f/metaldetectors.htm http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/metal-implants ...Read more
Is there such a thing as MRI-safe Total Hip Replacement? I am concerned if they put metal into my hip, can't MRI again. I regular MRI brain.
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