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I am 48 years old and need a total hip replacement due to congenital hip condition. My doctor has indicated to me that if I can wait a while longer that there are clinical trials being done on stainless steel hips that would probably last for my life time. I am unable to find any information regarding the stainless steel hips or the trials. Do you have any information on them and where the trials are being performed?
-- ginny shockey (email@example.com), July 13, 2001
A variety of new bearing materials are being proposed and evaluated in clinical trials for younger patients who require total hip replacement. Some of these include highly cross-linked polyethylenes which is a very durable type of plastic. The second option is a metal- on-metal bearing. These are not stainless steel, but are a high quality chrome cobalt steel which is similar to stainless and there are some brands that have already been approved for use by the FDA and are in current clinical practice and, therefore, do not require entry into a trial. Finally, a ceramic-ceramic prosthesis were both the head and the shell are made out of ceramic which has been in use in Europe for several years and is nearing clinical trials in the United States. In summary, the highly cross-linked polyethylene is already in clinical use and does not require entry into the study. Metal-on-metal prostheses are available from several different manufacturers and are already in clinical use and, therefore, do not require study participation. Ceramic-ceramic prostheses are nearing the study stage, but are not quite enrolling patients at this time.
-- Marc W. Hungerford, M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 14, 2001.
Yes my lame friend, visit hipreplacement.com, i got loads of stuff from that site, it's good.
Now get off ur ass, and run a marathon for charity, good lad
-- Bjorn David Andreas Friberg (email@example.com), November 14, 2002.
april 23 2003 Please let me know what you have found out. I am 48 and need a new hip. The FDA has currently approved ceramic on ceramic and I like you would like something to last out my life. Iam very active and need something durable and reliable. many of these new hips that don't have years of use by patients can be very risky. please fill me in on what you know Tug
-- tug setzer (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 2003.
Hey was searching the web.And came across this site very interesting. I'm 44 male and need both hips done, just wondering what you have found out on replacements that last longer then 10-12years. I would go in tomorrow if I new it was the first and last time.thanks for your time Ron
-- Ron Soparlo (email@example.com), April 28, 2003.
Chances are that you will need to have your hips revised at some point based on your age.
-- Timothy Johnson, M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 05, 2003.
I am 49 years old and had a complete hip replacement in January. I thought I recieved a Titanium hip as I am allergic to most metals. I have had this annoying feeling of a burning baseball in my right hip and when I returned to the doctor I was informed I had a cobalt steel hip instead. Is this a common practice? To switch metals and not tell. Thank you, Amelia Doll 8/7/2003
-- Amelia Doll (email@example.com), August 07, 2003.
I am 52 female and have had bilateral total hip replacements (bone ingrowth) and 3 revisions. With the pelvic bone rebuilt with coral rock and donor bone. I now need both hips revised again (hip replacement number 6 & 7)and my doctor also suggest having metal to metal. I have been reading and wonder if the ceramic with metal casing might be better? I am planning on discussing this with him on my next visit. I guess I should add that I was 32 when I had the first set of hip replacements. And a nurse dislocated number 3 in the hospital after surgery which had to be redone. I might add all revisions have been for the cup only and I am still using the original bone ingrowth stems(now 20years old).
-- Elaine C. Kotake (ECKotake@aol.com), September 07, 2003.
Check out www.strykerceramics.com for more information.
-- David Manton (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 16, 2003.
Subject: hip replacements
i know how all of you are feeling, i'am 38 yrs. old and have had 3 hip replacement surgeries on my right hip since 2000. i came upon this page when i went into hip replacements. com, i'm trying to come upon good natural vitamins (if any) and exercises to help me feel a little better due to always being in pain. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. thank you
-- bonnie bell (email@example.com), January 15, 2004.
I HAVE HAD A KOBOLT HIP REPLACEMENT. ITS JUST GREAT I WAS IN SO MUST PAIN AS YOU WILL KNOW DO!NT WAIT THE PAIN AFTER THE OPERATION WAS NOT AS BAD AS I HAD DON!T PUT IT OFF I HAD IT DONE AYEAR AGO AND I FEEL GREAT AND IAM VERY ACTIVE PERSON. AT 59 YEARS OLD. GET IT DONE.
-- ED REITTER (SONNY24@localnet.com), January 28, 2004.
HI I JUST HAD A TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT ON MY LEFT HIP A MONTH AGO, BEFORE I COULD BARELY WALK I WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN, MY DOCTOR SUGGESTED PLASTIC IN THE OUTSIDE AND METAL IN THE INSIDE AND IT HAS WORKED PERFECT DON'T PUT IT OFF. I JUST TURNED 24 SO IF YOU FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT A LIFE TIME REPLACEMENT, PLEASE LET MI KNOW FOR MY REVISION LATER ON. THANK YOU
-- melissa fernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 28, 2004.
i am a 47yr old,and will require both hips replaced.. i have tried every thing thing else available at this time.. after seeing 4 ortho in the last 5 years.. i meeting with a new one next week,who feels that its better to improve the quality of my life now, than wait till i am old enough ...."so you don't have to have revisions" this ortho performes the mis/mini incisions.Has anyone had this procedure?on both hips.. at the same time..? any info would be highly appreciated... thanks. lc
-- louise coleman (email@example.com), February 19, 2004.
August 12 2004 had a total hip replacement,right side, I am 65 years young and very active. Forseveral years I put operation off and suffered. I am noe pain free and feel 30 years younger. This is a pain free operation. Important to find a good doctor and hospital. I could of gone to any Manhattan hospital-after much research I choose a dr Seebacher at Phelps Memorial in Tarrytown N.Y. I am not sorry.
-- frank marotto (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 23, 2004.