Large-diameter ceramic bearings offer positive results for THA despite tendency to squeak

hrceramoncAlthough the use of large-diameter ceramic bearings for total hip arthroplasty produced squeaking in certain cases, early postoperative results were encouraging, according to study researchers.

The researchers reviewed data from 178 patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty in 189 hips, with an average follow-up of 28 months. Patients had been assessed preoperatively and at follow-up at 6 weeks, 6 months and 2 years to examine range of motion and Harris Hip Score (HHS). Additionally, squeaks and other noises, as well as complications, were recorded.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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