Loosening of the hip joint prostheses.

Because of the pain and stiffness,the person often avoids using the arthritic joint. Muscles around the joint tend to become weak, making it even more difficult for the joint to move. When arthritis has caused severe damage to the hip joint, a total joint replacement may allow the person to return to everyday activities

Infection of the hip prosthesis may require removal of the prosthesis and antibiotic treatment.

Hip replacement operations are highly successful in relieving pain and restoring movement. However, the ongoing problems with wear and particulate debris may eventually necessitate further surgery, including replacing the implant. Patients who weigh more than 165 lb have higher rates of failure. The chance of a hip replacement lasting 20 years is approximately 80%.


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The National Joint Registry. This produces an annual report on the performance of hip prostheses which are used in the UK :

Activities that involve impact stresses on the joint such as jumping, jogging and contact sports should be avoided following your hip replacement.


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The implants we use for your new acetabulum (known as a cup) are in the majority of cases either the Trident (manufactured by Stryker) or Pinnacle (manufactured by Depuy) which are the most commonly used uncemented cups in use in the UK. They were implanted in 52% of all primary hip replacements performed in the UK in 2011.

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Patients experience problems such as pain and swelling in the affected leg. This does not affect the hip replacement and does not lead to revision surgery, but they may involve prolonged hospital stay and prolonged post operative care until the condition is adequately controlled.

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We also use the Corail stem which is an uncemented stem. This was designed in France and is currently manufactured by Depuy. This is the most commonly used cementless stem used in the UK, and was implanted 15,829 times in 2011. It is implanted in approximately 50% of all uncemented primary hip replacements as shown in the graph below.

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The Exeter stem, designed in Exeter England and currently manufactured by Stryker, is a stem that requires insertion of a grout/cement. It is used in approximately 2/3 of cemented hip replacements in the UK as is shown in the graph below This equates to its use in 22,314 cemented hip replacements performed during 2011 (data taken from the 9th Report of the National Joint Registry UK).

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We only use prosthetic components with a proven track record. The hip prostheses we use in over 99% of cases are either the Exeter or Corail Hip stems. We have both visited the design centres for these prostheses and learnt the specific surgical techniques for their insertion.