Author: Rosemary Buckle, M.D.
Total hip replacement surgery is the second most common inpatient orthopedic procedure in the United States (second only to knee replacement). In 2010 (the last year for which comprehensive data is available), 332,000 of these procedures were performed in the United States.
If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or a hip fracture that requires surgical intervention, then your primary care provider may have referred you to a Houston orthopedic surgeon for treatment.
But did you know that not all hip replacement surgeries are the same? Today, I’d like to share with you a few reasons why I prefer Stryker® for total hip replacement. Working on the production, design and educational team for several Stryker surgical technology products, I’ve had the opportunity to become very familiar with this unparalleled technology.
Benefits of STRYKER® for Total Hip Replacement
I almost always prefer Stryker for my hip replacement patients for several reasons:
- Stryker offers technologies that are up to 50% stronger than the ceramics used in other total hip replacement surgeries.
- Stryker offers a wide variety of femoral systems. This allows me to select an implant that’s just right for the patient. No “best guesses” or “close enough.”
- The company’s femoral heads are designed to allow for increased range of motion and a more natural feeling.
Also, as an athlete myself, I appreciate that Stryker implants are successfully used in young, active patients.
Learn About Your Options for Hip Replacement Surgery In Houston
Do you struggle with chronic hip pain? Is getting out of bed in the morning the hardest part of your day? Learn more about your options for hip replacement surgery in Houston by scheduling an appointment at Houston Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedics. Call (713) 756-5546, or schedule your appointment online. Think your pain could be caused by arthritis? Take our free online assessment, and a health professional from our offices will contact you with the results.
Please consult with your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.