Back in JuneAmerican medical regulators had posted warning letters on the internet instructing the French authorities to highly consider removing the French PIP implants off the market. The French government in December advised 30, women to have those implants removed. They warned of the unusually high rupture rate with these PIP implants. This is associated with the inadequate testing and compliance of this implant manufacturer.
Metal, Ceramic or Poly? Your Choices Once you have decided to have a hip replacement your surgeon will advise you about the different types of hip implants available and how they are fixed in place. Both these decisions are important, as the type of implant used and its method of fixation will impact on your life-style after the operation.
Unless you are aware of the alternatives you won't be in a position to have a meaningful conversation with your surgeon about your individual circumstances. During the discussion you need to be abolutely clear about what is important to you. For example do you want an active life style?
Is avoiding revision surgery a priority for you?
These are your choices and there are different types of implants available for each. If your surgeon offers you an implant that has the wrong type of restrictions for you then ask him why or seek a 2nd opinion.
It may be that your individual condition limits your options but it is imperative you explore options before surgery - not after! Types of Implants The ball part of the joint may be replaced with either metal or ceramic. Whilst the cup side will either be made of the same material or of polyethylene known as poly for short.
This gives the choice of Ceramic-on-ceramic or ceramic-on-poly. It is likely that a ceramic-on-metal implant will be introduced soon.
The final choice is whether to have the femoral side made as a single unit or opt for a modular version. Securing the Implant There are two main techniques used in hip replacement fixation.
These are cemented and uncemented sometimes called press fit. A third option is a hybrid. This uses one technique for the femoral head and the other for the acetabulum. A Few Words of Caution Payments to Doctors A fairly recent study showed that many doctors who are paid significant sums of money by implant manufacturers companies fail to declare this when reporting research findings to their colleagues.
Read more on payments to doctors and be sure to ask your doctor if he is being paid by the company whose products he is recommending. Recalls Over the last few years a number of hip implants have been recalled from the market. These have usually involved metal-on-metal implants.
Of particular concern is the most recent Depuy recall - many of the people who recieved one of Depuy's ASR implants are now having to undergo revision surgery. Some implants allow for a more active life-style, some are designed to last longer but may restrict the type of activities you do.Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) silicone breast implants Review of the actions of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and .
However, events surrounding Poly Implant Prosthesis (PIP) breast implants in have renewed the debate among the medical community and PIP breast implant users about the safety of breast silicone implants, and its effect in patient health. Hip Implants Metal, Ceramic or Poly?
Your Choices Once you have decided to have a hip replacement your surgeon will advise you about the different types of .
POLY IMPLANT PROSTHESES (PIP) BREAST IMPLANTS: INTERIM REPORT OF THE EXPERT GROUP 2 DH INFORMATION READER BOX Policy Clinical Estates HR / Workforce Commissioner Development IM & T. Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) Breast Implants: Final Report of the Expert Group PDF, KB, 23 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.
The Poly Implant Prothèse breast prostheses scandal: Embodied risk and social suffering. Author links open overlay panel Cinzia Greco a b. (Poly Implant Prothèse) silicone breast implants scandal, in which a French manufacturer used industrial silicone to produce the medical device for a decade.
There is little scientific data on PIP.