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Is there a hip replacement procedure where a metal device is fitted over the ball-end of the femur and cemented or swaged on -- as an alternative to the procedure where a pin with a ball-end is inserted into the femur. Who is doing this procedure?
-- Leslie Montes (email@example.com), March 26, 2003
The metal hip that you are talking about, i think is called birmingham hip resurfacing prosthesis. Ive just been made aware of this procedure recently by my doctor. I was told that i shouldn't have a hip reconstruction as it would make it too hard to have this procedure done at a later date. I was also made aware of a injection that they addminister with the aid of ultra sound, and only takes a few minutes. I'm wondering if anyone else has had it, and does it work. The web sight for the bermingham hip is www.osteoz.com
-- Theresa Segovic (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 27, 2003.
There is a procedure called a Hip Resurfacing which is essentially as you described it. It is currently part of an FDA Investigational Study. There are two companies: one is called Corin and the other is Wright Medical. You can find information on these IDE studies on their websites.
-- Marc W. Hungerford, M.D. (email@example.com), March 27, 2003.
You should visit this website: http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/hip/hiprepqa.htm
-- Robert Toussie (Robert Toussie @aol.com), March 15, 2004.