A collection of news from the web and scientific journals. With a few interesting articles thrown in for good measure.
A posterior hip replacement has some great advantages but also one major disadvantage. Do you know what that is?
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?
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.
Hip arthroscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which the inside of the hip joint can be examined and sometimes treated.
are glucosamine and chondroitin really effective or is it just another marketing ploy
You can chose which hospital you have your NHS treatment in. Here's how.
Stem cell hip repair 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.
The anterior approach avoids cutting through any major muscle and allows a quick return to normal functioning. But how safe is it?
The term Hip replacement fixation refers to the method used to fix your new hip into place. The choice is between cemented and uncemented or press fit
A femoral osteotomy realigns the weight bearing surface of the joint leading to pain relief and giving cartlidge time to repair.
Driving after hip replacement surgery raises issues about reaction times, medication and your insurance cover.
Travelling by public transport after a hip replacement can be a challange. Learn about using buses, subways/tubes and trains
Being a passenger sounds like an easy option but do you know how to get in and out of a car without damaging yourself?
After a hip replacement driving can be difficult. Part 1 of our guide helps you in and out of the car and gives practical tips on driving and parking.
Travelling after hip surgery can be a nightmare. Here is a complete guide to all the different forms of transport and how to use them safely.
Weight loss and hip pain. Why losing weight can help relieve hip pain.