Looking at an Alternative for Total Hip Replacement

Looking at an Alternative for Total Hip Replacement

Looking at an Alternative for Total Hip Replacement

Posted on Jan 18 2012 at 09:40:38 AM in Law

Because it is difficult to remove and replace a worn-out or faulty hip device, doctors often advise patients to go away with hip replacement as long as possible. An alternative to total hip replacement, hip resurfacing, offers a more favorable outcome especially to younger patients. Hip resurfacing is an alternate procedure which places a cobalt-chrome metal cap over the femoral head and a metal cup on the acetabulum. Similar to total hip replacement, hip resurfacing devices are developed and marketed by various implant makers. In 2003, DePuy Orthopedics marketed a hip resurfacing system of their own, but due to reports of DePuy hip recall.

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Author: Wills
Created: Jan 18 2012 at 09:40:38 AM
Updated: Jan 18 2012 at 09:40:38 AM
Category: Law
Language: English

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