Study: Dual Mobility Hip Implant Reduces Risk of Dislocation
Orthopedics This Week features new research from Geoffrey H. Westrich, MD, hip and knee surgeon at HSS, that was presented at the recent American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) meeting in Dallas.
The study looked at patient outcomes from modular dual mobility implants for revision hip surgeries and found that surgeries with this implant resulted in a very low rate of instability for the revision patients with good functional improvement and a low rate of re-operation.
"While longer-term follow-up is needed to fully assess the newer device, in our study there was clearly a benefit provided by the dual mobility implant in the first few years following revision surgery," said Dr. Westrich. "Modular dual mobility is being used more and more as surgeons see the benefits. In our study it markedly decreased the risk of further surgery and dislocation. We now have an implant that can make revision surgery safer with a less risk of complications."
Read the full article at RyOrtho.com.