Everyone moves differently (just ask a yoga teacher!). How a person moves effects how well hip replacement “takes” after surgery. If you’ve never heard of British orthopedic company The Corin Group, you’re not alone—and you’ve probably never had a hip replacement in Australia. Corin is the little orthopedic innovation company that could, thanks to their optimized positioning system (OPS) which was quickly embraced in Australia. Now, it’s debuted in the United States.
On March 14, 2017, Corin announced the OPS snagged Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the U.S. It might not have been the most talked-about announcement at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in San Diego, but for anyone who’s struggled with “squeaky hip syndrome,” it just might be a sanity saver.
Hips have a big job, and hip replacements have a tendency to wear out. The solution? Ceramic! However, while ceramic hip replacements don’t have the same dangers as metal, such as wearing out and sometimes leaking dangerous chemicals into the bloodstream, they can have a very annoying side effect. “Squeaky hip” complaints are popping up all over, with patients demonstrating what sounds like a dog toy squeaking away in their hip joints.
By Jessica Mehta | Orthopedics This Week
Courtesy of The Corin Group