How do I know what kind of hip replacement I have?
In building your case, one of the most important initial steps is to identify the manufacturer, model and lot number of your implanted device. This information should be included in your medical records, which should be available through your physician and at the hospital where you had the surgery.
Who manufactures hip replacement?
Orthopedic Implant Manufacturers
- Zimmer Biomet. This company was founded in 1927 in Warsaw, Indiana, where its headquarters are still based.
- DePuy Synthes Orthopedics.
- Smith & Nephew, Inc.
- Stryker Orthopaedics.
- Wright Medical Group.
Which hip implants have been recalled?
Major Hip Replacement Recalls Occurred for These Popular Implant Products:
- DePuy ASR Acetabular & Resurfacing System.
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Recall.
- Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular, Modular SMF, Modular Redapt Femoral Hip Systems.
- Wright Conserve Plus and Profemur Z Hip Stem.
- Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component.
What is my new hip made of?
Materials Used in Hip Implants Metal-on-Polyethylene: The ball is made of metal and the socket is made of plastic (polyethylene) or has a plastic lining. Ceramic-on-Polyethylene: The ball is made of ceramic and the socket is made of plastic (polyethylene) or has a plastic lining.
What is the best age for knee replacement surgery?
Knee replacement surgery isn’t typically recommended if you’re younger than 50. While recommendations for surgery are based on a patient’s pain and disability, most patients who undergo a total knee replacement are age 50-80.
What happens if you need a knee replacement and don’t get one?
A report published today in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found that delaying surgery can deprive patients of the surgery’s full benefits. But when surgery is done too soon, patients put themselves at risk and may wind up needing another replacement.
What are the signs of a knee replacement going bad?
If your knee replacement fails, your body will most certainly let you know, and you will exhibit a variety of symptoms, including pain, swelling, a loss of range of motion in your knee, and stiffness in part of all of the knee.