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Orthopedics In the News

A Physician's Thoughts and Tips for Patients Needing Hip Replacement Surgery

Dr. James Pritchett, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with the Swedish Orthopedic Institute, talks about hip replacement surgery and treatment options. He walks you through standard hip replacement procedure and discusses the difference between metal and ceramic implants. He also talks about the importance of a patient feeling like they've been heard by their surgeon -- that their symptoms have been listened to so that their operation can be tailored to them.

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Cross Linked Polyethylene Hip Resurfacing

Dr. Pritchett describes and demonstrates a polyethylene hip socket for hip resurfacing.

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Total Hip Resurfacing

Dr. Pritchett describes the goals, expectations, outcomes and types of materials used for hip resurfacing. Dr. Pritchett demonstrates the extreme resistance to breakage and durability of the new ceramic materials used for total hip resurfacing.

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Dr. Pritchett has written many papers and articles related to orthopedics.

Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement Surgery

In 1939, Dr. Marion N. Smith-Peterson originated and popularized the direct anterior approach to the hip for placing hip prostheses. We began using this approach in 1984 and have the most extensive experience in the Northwest…

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Metal Sensitivity

The awareness of metal sensitivity with respect to total joint replacement implants has increased recently…

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Knee Prostheses

Total knee replacement (TKR) using any of the available knee prostheses is a reliable pro- cedure for the relief of pain and to increase function in patients with arthritis. Patients may have preferences as to the type of knee prosthe- sis which they receive and surgeons certainly have preferences…

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Interview with Dr. Pritchett at the BHR Symposium

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Metallosis of Resurfaced Hip

The incidence of metallosis after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing varies, yet may not be as common as feared. Metallosis can also result from metal-on- metal total hip replacement. The reasons patients develop metallosis are…

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Featured Article: Partial Hip Replacement in Seattle, WA

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Hip Resurfacing 2011

Hip resurfacing is an attractive concept because it retains and shapes rather than replaces the natural bone. Hip resurfacing is the conservative surgical option. Total hip replacement requires resection of the entire femoral head and most of the neck. The "radical approach", however, is the conventional practice…

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