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Hip Replacement Studies

Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacement

There is a lot of enthusiasm in the media and online regarding use of an anterior approach for total hip replacement. Supporters of this approach believe it offers a faster recovery and lower dislocation rate. We are beginning a prospective randomized study to compare the potential advantages of anterior approach total hip replacement with those of a posterior approach. The same implants, surgeon and post-operative rehabilitation will be used.

Hip Replacement in Younger Patients

Although the average age for someone having hip replacement surgery is the mid 60’s, younger people are also benefiting from the procedure. More than 340,000 people have hip replacement surgery each year to reduce pain and improve mobility. An increasing number of these patients are under age 50 with many in their 40s.

The VOA Research Foundation is following younger hip replacement patients to evaluate the long-term benefits and effects of metal-on-metal vs. cross-linked polyethylene bearing surfaces.

Pinnacle Acetabular Cup Implant

We have been following over 600 patients with the Pinnacle Acetabular component by DePuy dating back to 2000. We have been involved in several papers and presentations reviewing mid and long term followup.

To learn more about POA Research Foundation’s hip replacement studies, call 425-656-5060, ext. 3063.

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Renton, WA 98055

Phone: 425.656.5060
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Covington, WA 98042

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Maple Valley

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Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone: 425.358.7708
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    Questions about hip or knee pain and what your options are? We’re excited to invite you to Dr. William Barrett’s free hip and knee replacement seminar on May 11th at 6 PM in the Medical Arts Center. Learn more about the benefits of joint replacement surgery and how it can help return you to an active, pain-free life. Dr. William Barrett is …

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  • Free Hip and Knee Replacement Seminar, May 11

    Questions about hip or knee pain and what your options are? We’re excited to invite you to Dr. William Barrett’s free hip and knee replacement seminar on May 11th at 6 PM in the Medical Arts Center. Learn more about the benefits of joint replacement surgery and how it can help return you to an active, pain-free life. Dr. William Barrett is …

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    In a study by Tischler, et al, from the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, patients who were active smokers were found to have a significantly increased risk for infectious complications following hip and knee replacement surgery. In this study, published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery on February 15, 2017, the researchers looked at …

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    In a study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, surgeons from the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, presented the results of a study examining 769 patients who underwent primary total hip or knee replacement surgery. Of this group, 138 patients lived alone. The surgeons found that patients who …