Outcomes Research

Outcomes Research

Bearings and Hip Procedures: Comparative Analysis

What can we learn from the latest Annual Reports? Hip replacement registries worldwide reflect a continuing overall trend toward uncemented and especially hybrid fixation. Larger head sizes and dual mobility are obviously...

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Failure Modes in THA: an International Comparison

Discounting the use of slightly different terminologies, the most common reasons for hip revision are very similar throughout national registries. Only the ranking seems to show some differences between countries. Loosening,...

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PROMs and Trends: More Patient Centricity?

Revision surgery is the traditional endpoint of registries. Until recently, other outcomes that are relevant for patients were less considered. Indeed, national orthopaedic arthroplasty registries increasingly report PROMs,...

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Reducing the risk of postoperative infection with ceramic in THA

Earlier studies suggest that metal heads are associated with an increased rate of revision for PJI. The causal relationships or mechanisms of infection with metal bearings surfaces are not yet fully understood. A recently...

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Peri-implantitis: Definition, Treatment and Implant Material-Associated Metallosis

Like orthopedic surgeons, dental implantologists fear the pathogenic bacteria, which lead to peri-prosthetic joint infection in orthopedics or in case of oral implants to an overreaction of the immune system leading to...

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Case Report 1: 60 Years Old High Activity Male Patient with Stated Concerns of Metal Sensitivity

A climbing enthusiast (60 years) with severe hip problems received a ceramic hip resurfacing implant. After successful surgery, he returned to high activity levels very quickly, showing excellent scores in terms of function...

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Case Report 2: 42 Years Old Female Patient with Dysplastic Hip

An underwater photographer (42 years) with severe hip problems received a ceramic hip resurfacing implant. After successful surgery, she returned to high activity levels very quickly, showing excellent scores in terms of...

Cardiac function to be monitored in patients with metallic  femoral heads
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ANSM: Cardiac function to be monitored in patients with metallic heads

The deposition of cobalt species in retrieved heart tissues from arthroplasty patients has been suggested to be associated with heart failures. These findings have been recently confirmed in an epidemiological study...

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Excellent Outcomes with BIOLOX®delta in Revision: Don't Forget the Sleeve

Introduced to the market over 15 years ago, BIOLOX®delta ceramic hip implants have been widely used in primary THA ever since. Recent studies support their value as a reliable solution in hip revision, too. Placing a...

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