Hip Replacement Headlines

A collection of news from the web and scientific journals. With a few interesting articles thrown in for good measure.

Mar 06, 2021

Posterior hip replacement

A posterior hip replacement has some great advantages but also one major disadvantage. Do you know what that is?

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Aug 17, 2015

Hip Problems

Hip problems come in many forms including Osteoarthritis, Avascular Necrosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Dysplasia and more

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Jun 02, 2015

Avascular Necrosis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Avascular Necrosis refers to the death of bone tissue caused by poor blood supply. Causes, symptoms and treatment options are reviewed

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Jun 02, 2015

Preoperative Assessment - a walk through the process

A preoperative assessment is carried out before your hip replacement. You will undergo a series of tests. Learn about them here.

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May 18, 2015

Hip Precautions - Preventing A Hip Dislocation

Post-op hip precautions - do you know what they are and why you MUST follow them?

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Sep 05, 2012

Enhanced Recovery for Hip Replacement Surgery

If you want to be discharged quickly then consider choosing a hospital that runs the 'Enhanced Recovery Programme

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Aug 15, 2012

FlexStick - stay safe with this three legged walking cane

The three-legged FlexStick offers unbeatable stability and its spring-loaded legs take the pressure of your wrist and hand.

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Aug 11, 2012

Choosing A Hospital: Hip Replacement Hospitals at home or overseas

A independent guide to choosing a hospital for your hip replacement. Private, public or overseas

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Feb 06, 2012

Metal on Metal - Cancer Risk?

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.

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Jan 30, 2012

Fears Grow over Metal-on-Metal

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

Jan 30, 2012


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.

  1. All three legs of the stick stay on the ground as you weight bear on it.
  2. The springs take a lot of the strain out of your arm, wrist and shoulder so great for anyone with arthritis or other joint problems in the upper limbs.
The stick is availabe in and from America in a variety of colours including flamingo pink. It costs around $85.

Jan 27, 2012

Flying After Hip Replacement

Flying after hip replacement - how to get through security checks, get a good seat seating and airport assistance

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Jan 09, 2012

Hip Replacement Complications

Potential hip replacement complications include infection, dislocation, DVT, foot drop and more. The risks are low but it is still best to be prepared.

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Dec 26, 2011

Pain Diary - Help Your Doctor Manage Your Pain

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

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Dec 23, 2011

Post Op Exercises - Recovering from Surgery - Physical Therapy

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

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Dec 22, 2011

Portable Urinals - Shewee, Go Girl and Travel John

Portable urinals are used by festival goers, firefighters. the militery and a growing number of hip replacement patients.

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Dec 19, 2011

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which the inside of the hip joint can be examined and sometimes treated.

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Dec 08, 2011

Glucosamine and Chondroitin

are glucosamine and chondroitin really effective or is it just another marketing ploy

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Nov 25, 2011

Which Hospital - Choosing Your NHS Hospital

You can chose which hospital you have your NHS treatment in. Here's how.

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Nov 25, 2011

Stem Cell Hip Repair - Repairing Damaged Cartilage

Stem cell hip repair is the newest approach to working with a damaged hip. Here we look at the possiblity of repairing cartilage.

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Nov 25, 2011

Modified Anterolateral Approach

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.

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Nov 25, 2011

Anterior Approach - Minimally Invasive Surgery | Faster Recovery

The anterior approach avoids cutting through any major muscle and allows a quick return to normal functioning. But how safe is it?

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Nov 25, 2011

Hip Replacement Fixation

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

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Nov 25, 2011

Femoral Osteotomy

A femoral osteotomy realigns the weight bearing surface of the joint leading to pain relief and giving cartlidge time to repair.

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Nov 25, 2011

Driving After Hip Replacement Surgery

Driving after hip replacement surgery raises issues about reaction times, medication and your insurance cover.

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Nov 25, 2011

Travelling By Public Transport - After A Hip Replacement

Travelling by public transport after a hip replacement can be a challange. Learn about using buses, subways/tubes and trains

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Nov 24, 2011

Travelling As A Passenger - Advice for hip replacement patients

Being a passenger sounds like an easy option but do you know how to get in and out of a car without damaging yourself?

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Nov 24, 2011

Hip Replacement Driving - how to drive a car after hip surgery

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.

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Nov 24, 2011

Travelling After Hip Surgery

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.

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Nov 24, 2011

weight loss and hip pain

Weight loss and hip pain. Why losing weight can help relieve hip pain.

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