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Frequent Reader Questions about Hip Dislocations and Problems

In my last Q&A blog post, I shared some of the most common reader questions about knee replacement surgery. Again, I will use a Q&A format to share some of the most-frequently asked questions and concerns relating to a hip dislocation or hip subluxation, a condition in which the hip joint is partially, but not fully, dislocated.

Frequent Reader Questions about Hip Replacement Surgery

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Since beginning my joint replacement blog several years ago, I have received many comments and questions from readers on a variety of subjects and personal experiences. For this post, I will use a Q & A format to share some of the most-frequently asked questions and concerns about hip replacement surgery (THR).

Pseudotumors in total hip replacement patients due to metal ion levels

Dr. Leone recently co-authored a poster for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons about the adverse local tissue reactions (pseudotumors) in total hip replacement patients with dual taper femoral stems (consisting of titanium stems with interchangeable modular necks) due to metal ion levels.

Should Hip and Knee Prosthetics Come with a Warranty?

Lately, there have been several articles questioning if hip and knee prosthetics should come with warranties.  Considering the current, worldwide repercussions from failing metal on metal hip replacements and modular neck hip replacements, it’s no wonder manufacturers are being called upon to make good.

Hip Resurfacing or Total Hip Replacement: A Candid Discussion

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I recently read an article that cited a case study from France…

Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements

Recently the FDA released a statement of concern about hip replacements…

Revision Hip Replacement Surgery

Revision hip replacement surgery refers to more hip surgery being…