Has anyone here encountered hip implant failure?

Sure. Aseptic loosening gave birth to the uncemented options and high molecular weight polyethylene ceramic metal on metal cubic zerconia bearing surfaces wonder what's next? Thank god for sir charnely total hip inventor.

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Which hip implant types are the best in todays market?

SROm. The one your surgeon is comfortable picking your favorite based on direct marketing makes no sense to me your surgeon has a favorite that he:/she love to put in let you surgeon pick it one with a long track record not the latest one on the block with no long term experience this. Read more...
Many good choices. The choice of which hip implant to use is usually up to your orthopaedic surgeon. There are many excellent options available today, many of which have years of reliable use. Talk to your surgeon about which hip implant he/she recommends and why. Read more...

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...
Many good implants. With few exceptions, all currently available hip replacement implants have excellent track records. Many factors influence the longevity of the implant. You should seek the advice of a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who has extensive experience with hip replacements either through fellowship training or years of successful practice. Read more...

What are the risks for getting a hip implant?

Discuss with surgeon. There are multiple, although in general can be very safe. Includes peri operative medical problems such as PE, MI, CVA, DVT, etc. and surgical complications such as infection, dislocation, need for revision in future. I would definitely recommend you discuss in detail with your surgeon. Read more...

How precise is the muscle that is attached to the artificial hip implant?

? There are no muscles that connect to a total hip implant. Both components are implanted in the bones of the pelvis and thigh bone. The muscles are left connected to the bones. Some approaches involve cutting muscles and ligaments, which are sewn back together at the end of the procedure. Read more...

Had a hip implant done in 08 I got extremely cold today and since I have been what feels like electrical jolts going down my leg?

Radiculopathy. Your symptoms are likely unrelated to your Total Hip Arthroplasty performed in 2008. "Electrical jolts" are associated with more nerve issues which could include a multitude of things: radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, sciatica, etc. No worries at this point about your total hip. If these symptoms do continue, it would be advisable to see your Primary Care Physician. Read more...

What to do about hip implant removal doctor opinion?

Board certified. Look for a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specialized in hip surgery - specifically, a hip surgeon who does a lot of revision (re-do) cases. Read more...