Hip Resurfacing

Hip Resurfacing

A hip resurfacing procedure is a variation on the concept of the traditional hip replacement. It consists of two components: 1) The acetabular shell and 2) a metal cap placed over the ball (head of the femur). This cap includes a small peg that goes into the neck of the femur rather than the more traditional stem which extends further down into the marrow canal of the femoral shaft. This results in a large diameter ball made of a metal surface, which will rotate inside of a large diameter cup (acetabular component).

The Hype of Hip Resurfacing: What They Did Not Say

The Hype of Hip Resurfacing: What They Did Not Say

Total Hip Resurfacing: Marketing over Matter

Total Hip Resurfacing: Marketing over Matter

A Summary of Research on Hip Resurfacing

A Summary of Research on Hip Resurfacing

Presented at the recent American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting

Summary of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2009 Meeting:

New papers on Total Hip Resurfacing:

Learning Curve to Perform Hip Resurfacing is Unacceptable in Today's Practice: Affirmative
Jay Lieberman M.D.

Balancing the Hype: Orthopedic Marketing in Joint Replacement

Balancing the Hype: Orthopedic Marketing in Joint Replacement

The Hype of the 30-Year Joint

The Hype of Surgical Approach in Total Hip Replacement

The Hype of Surgical Approach in Total Hip Replacement

2012 AAOS

Primary total hip arthroplasty using a direct anterior vs. posterolateral approach; a comparative study.
Author Bhadra et al.

Direct anterior (DA) group had a better postoperative day 2 walking distance and better pain scores. Direct anterior group had complications in 11 patients (27.5%) Thigh lateral femoral cutaneous nerve pain in seven ...

Hip Resurfacing and Sports in Total Joint Arthroplasty

Hip Resurfacing and Sports in Total Joint Arthroplasty

2012 AAOS: Balancing the Hype

Does the patient know best? Sports and satisfaction after total hip arthroplasty. 
Author: Parker et al.

Dr. Mayer attends American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Annual Meeting

February 2012 - John Mayer, M.D. attended the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' annual meeting in San Francisco. Following are links to some of the latest articles presented at the meeting on total hip and knee replacement.

Making Lemonade out of Lemons

Attitude cannot be underestimated in a patient's recovery. There is no question that orthopaedic injuries are painful and seriously interfere with various functions of life. There are those patients who react to an injury with a "why me" attitude that inevitably leads to months of tedious, depressing recovery. The cast is too tight, the injured extremity throbs, the crutches are uncomfortable, the pain medications don't work, etc. Fortunately, those patients are outnumbered by those who face their injury with an acceptance and will to recover that is inspiring for all involved.

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