A collection of news from the web and scientific journals. With a few interesting articles thrown in for good measure.
Hip problems come in many forms including Osteoarthritis, Avascular Necrosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Dysplasia and more
Avascular Necrosis refers to the death of bone tissue caused by poor blood supply. Causes, symptoms and treatment options are reviewed
A preoperative assessment is carried out before your hip replacement. You will undergo a series of tests. Learn about them here.
Post-op hip precautions - do you know what they are and why you MUST follow them?
Slumber support is a sleeping cushion designed specifically to help hip replacement patients sleep
If you want to be discharged quickly then consider choosing a hospital that runs the 'Enhanced Recovery Programme
The three-legged FlexStick offers unbeatable stability and its spring-loaded legs take the pressure of your wrist and hand.
A independent guide to choosing a hospital for your hip replacement. Private, public or overseas
More potential problems associated with metal on metal (MOM) hip replacements have been revealed by a team of researchers in Bristol UK.Studying a sample of 72 patients who'd received MOM implants they found that 20% had "notable changes to the cells in the bladder" and three of them had developed cancer.
The MHRA (Medicines and Health Care Regulatroy Agency) in the UK is issuing a new alert concerning metal-on-metal hip replacements which goes beyond the 2010 recall of Depuy hips.
In addition the rate of failure of Depuy hips has again been demonstrated to be far higher than first thought and figures are now confirming a possible 50% failure rate.
Although this is going to mean real pain and suffering for many hip replacement patients it is far better that they have their hip checked out now then suffer from what the MRSA has termed "systemic toxicity" or in layman's language - poisoning.
If you don't know what type of hip replacement you've had then find out - ask your surgeon and if it's metal-on-metal be sure to make an appointment to speak to him
New product. Flexsticks is a revolutionary desgin in walking canes and well worth a look. Designed by a physical therapist who got fed up with seeing how poorly traditional sticks peformed the flexistick incorporates a sprin-loaded mechanism with the end of the cane splitting into three legs which are all mounted on individual springs. This has two great advantages.
Flying after hip replacement - how to get through security checks, get a good seat seating and airport assistance
Potential hip replacement complications include infection, dislocation, DVT, foot drop and more. The risks are low but it is still best to be prepared.
Keeping a pain diary is an excellant way to help your doctor manage your pain. Learn how and what to record and how to present it to your doctor
Post op exercises are an essential part of your recovery. Here we look at those you must do in the first few days after surgery
Portable urinals are used by festival goers, firefighters. the militery and a growing number of hip replacement patients.
So the day of surgery has finally arrived. We walk you through the entire 24 hours of your operation day.
A comprehensive directory of hip replacement surgeons from around the world
Hip arthroscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which the inside of the hip joint can be examined and sometimes treated.
An iPhone pain diary is an excellant way to record and manage pain. It's very easy to use and, importantly, to send on to your doctor.
An Excel pain diary is a cheap and easy way to monitor your pain levels. Information your doctor really needs to know.
are glucosamine and chondroitin really effective or is it just another marketing ploy
I sometimes write hip replacement articles for other websites. Here's a recent selection.
Hip replacement headlines - how best to keep up-to-date with all the latest hip replacement news and reviews
An every growing list of hip replacement resources. Videos, books, articles and more
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You can chose which hospital you have your NHS treatment in. Here's how.
Stem cell treatment is the newest approach to working with a damaged hip. Here we look at the possiblity of repairing cartilage.
The modified anterolateral approach is probably the most popular method hip replacing a hip. It's the one that I had and it worked very well.