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Hip Replacement
   

  • P
    Broos, I Fourneau, (Department of Traumatology,
    University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium)
    Host
    factors that affect outcome of total hip
    arthroplasty.
    The Lancet
    2000; 29 April, 355: 1479.
      
    Rapid polyethylene wear was found
    to be an important contributor to aseptic fixation
    failure.
       

    The two most important host
    factors contributing to the survival failure of the
    hip implant are poor bone quality (atrophic,
    osteoarthritis) and poor structure of the hip.
      

  • Pekka
    Kannus, Jari Parkkari, et al.

    Prevention of hip
    fracture
    in elderly people
    with use
    of a hip
    protector


    New
    Engl Jr Med. Vol.343, Nov. 23, 2000, pg.1506-1512

      

    Hip
    fractures are common in frail elderly adults.
    The authors of this study have investigated
    the effect of an anatomically designed external hip
    protector on the risk of these fractures.
    The hip protector is a convex shield, with
    its deepest portion designed to fit over the greater
    trochanter and is shaped to cover the proximal
    femur. It is anatomically designed to shunt the energy of an impact away
    from the greater trochanter.
    Two protectors, which are padded, are worn
    with use of a specially designed stretchy
    undergarment containing a pocket on each side for
    placement of a protector.

      

    Authors
    randomly assigned 1801 ambulatory frail adults
    either to a group that wore a hip protector or to a
    control group. During
    follow-up 13 subjects in the hip protector group had
    a hip fracture, as compared with 67 subjects in the
    control group. It
    is concluded that the risk of hip fracture can be
    reduced in frail elderly adults by the use of an
    anatomically designed external hip protector.

     

    Editorial

     

    Hip protectors – a breakthrough in fracture
    prevention.

     

    The
    rate of noncompliance was high in the hip protector
    group. Nonetheless,
    the rate of hip fracture in the hip-protector group
    was 54 percent lower than that in the control group.
    The author also calculated the rate of
    fractures among subjects in the hip-protector group
    according to whether they were wearing or not
    wearing hip protectors when they fell.
    The rate of hip fracture per fall was 84
    percent lower when the hip protector were being
    worn.

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Speciality Spotlight

 

 

Hip Replacement
   

  • P Broos, I Fourneau, (Department of Traumatology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium)
    Host factors that affect outcome of total hip arthroplasty.
    The Lancet 2000; 29 April, 355: 1479.
      
    Rapid polyethylene wear was found to be an important contributor to aseptic fixation failure.
       
    The two most important host factors contributing to the survival failure of the hip implant are poor bone quality (atrophic, osteoarthritis) and poor structure of the hip.
      

  • Pekka Kannus, Jari Parkkari, et al.
    Prevention of hip fracture in elderly people with use of a hip protector
    New Engl Jr Med. Vol.343, Nov. 23, 2000, pg.1506-1512
      
    Hip fractures are common in frail elderly adults. The authors of this study have investigated the effect of an anatomically designed external hip protector on the risk of these fractures. The hip protector is a convex shield, with its deepest portion designed to fit over the greater trochanter and is shaped to cover the proximal femur. It is anatomically designed to shunt the energy of an impact away from the greater trochanter. Two protectors, which are padded, are worn with use of a specially designed stretchy undergarment containing a pocket on each side for placement of a protector.
      
    Authors randomly assigned 1801 ambulatory frail adults either to a group that wore a hip protector or to a control group. During follow-up 13 subjects in the hip protector group had a hip fracture, as compared with 67 subjects in the control group. It is concluded that the risk of hip fracture can be reduced in frail elderly adults by the use of an anatomically designed external hip protector.
     
    Editorial
     
    Hip protectors – a breakthrough in fracture prevention.
     
    The rate of noncompliance was high in the hip protector group. Nonetheless, the rate of hip fracture in the hip-protector group was 54 percent lower than that in the control group. The author also calculated the rate of fractures among subjects in the hip-protector group according to whether they were wearing or not wearing hip protectors when they fell. The rate of hip fracture per fall was 84 percent lower when the hip protector were being worn.

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