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Dislocating a Hip after Total Hip Replacement is Traumatic for Patients and can be Avoided

Osteoarthritis of the hip can lead to the need for a total hip replacement, in which surgeons replace the worn, painful and often low functioning joint with an artificial prosthesis. For many, total hip replacement results in less pain, better movement and improved quality of life. This, however, is not the case for the […]

Unexplained Hip Pain in Patients with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Likely Due to Tissue Damage

Tissue damage–not implant wear–might be to blame when people who have metal-on-metal hip implants suffer from unexplained hip pain, according to researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

The failure of metal-on-metal hip devices due to unexplained pain is rising, according to a March 20, 2013 Hospital for Special Surgery […]

Total Hip Replacement Surgery More Likely to Fail in First 18 Months

Hip replacement surgery is more likely to require revision surgery in the first year and a half after the initial surgery than it is later into a patient’s life, according to a new study.

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, studied the long-term medical records of more than 51,000 Medicare beneficiaries who […]