Bone Preserving Hip Replacement

Bone Preserving Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement Patient demographics and expectations have changed.
Being younger, more active and wanting to return to their normal way of life quicker and without compromise, these patients require an implant that overcomes the limitations of conventional hip replacement.Bone Preserving Hip Replacement

MiniHip™ Bone Preserving Hip Replacement is designed to give patients all the advantages of a traditional total hip replacement with the added benefit of preserving the natural anatomy, offering a solution that is an ideal intervention for a patient requiring treatment options into the second, third and fourth decade.

MiniHip™ Bone Preserving Hip Replacement is designed to provide the bone preserving benefits of hip resurfacing with the stability of traditional total hip replacement

  • Typically mid-neck resection, defined from the centre of rotation
  • Trochanter conserving, neck preserving and diaphyseal sparing
  • Promotes physiological loading

MiniHip™  Bone Preserving Hip Replacement has shown 99.5% survivorship at 3 years for aseptic loosening and has been awarded 3A rating for clinical excellence by the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP).

MiniHip™ Bone Preserving Hip Replacement is designed to preserve significantly more bone stock in the femoral neck, trochanter and diaphyseal region in comparison to other short and conventional stems, helping to promote more natural, physiological loading.Bone Preserving Hip Replacement

1. Trochanter conserving MiniHip™ is designed to follow the natural anatomy: there is no lateral flare and the entry point avoids the greater trochanter.

3. Neck preserving MiniHip™ neck resection is intended to preserve the neck and calcar to assist in promoting more natural physiological loading, unlike conventional Total Hip Replacement.

2. Diaphyseal sparing The length and design of MiniHip™ allows for more bone preservation of the medullary canal than traditional Total Hip Replacement. In addition, the distal tip of MiniHip™ Bone Preserving Hip Replacement is polished to reduce the risk of an increase in bone mineral density from occurring at this point.

Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach – Preserving Soft Tissue

MiniHip™ is an ideal implant for use with a direct anterior approach hip replacement, soft tissue sparing procedure, as it follows the natural anatomy by going ‘round the corner’ of the calcar.
Direct anterior approach patients have reported earlier discharge and return to an active life as compared to patients who receive the posterior approach.
The MiniHip™ Bone Preserving Hip Replacement implant and MIAA™ instrumentation systems are ideally suited to direct anterior, helping to facilitate patient recovery and a faster return to activity.

Restoring Biomechanics

MiniHip™ Hip Replacement offers a unique way of restoring biomechanics for different patient anatomies.
MiniHip™ is a CT based design and is not constrained in its placement by a conventional, intrusive lateral profile.
This provides a unique solution to restoring the biomechanics of multiple patient anatomies.

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Disc Replacement Options

Disc Replacement Options Explained

Many people ask what are the disc replacement options available?

Disc replacement was invented in the 80s in Germany at the Charite Hospital in Berlin.

The first disc replacement implant was the Charite Lumbar Disc Replacement.

Other hard plastic core and all metal disc replacement implants were developed over the years.

These early implants had some drawbacks and serious concerns!

  • No shock absorption – creating impact damage risks
  • Hyper Activity – creating wear on the facet joints
  • Implant Migration – The implant moving into the vertebrae or forward or backwards
  • Instability – Complicating multi-level use

Many of these implants are still in use despite these known risks.

Disc Replacement surgery options in the USA are limited by the FDA and Insurance carriers.

This means that patients who may be candidates for disc replacement from a medical point of view are often not offered a disc replacement surgery option in the US.

These patients are offered fusion surgery or are treated with less effective micro discectomy and laminectomy, sometimes called laser spine surgery, or older implant designs.

Newer advanced implant options resolved these issues and now provide shock absorption, better stability, motion control and improved end plate fixation.


Disc Replacement Book

Disc Replacement Book

The Disc Replacement Book

To Fuse or Not to Fuse?  This is the question!  Spinal FusionDisc Replacement or another option?

We can help you understand your options, from spinal fusion alternatives to disc replacement options?

Disc Replacement Book

Disc Replacement Book

What this book will teach you

Spinal fusion surgeries are on the rise.

In fact, spinal fusions are now the most common spinal surgery by far!

What once was a surgery of last resort is now performed over 400,000 times a year in the U.S. alone!

You will discover…

How Post Fusion Surgery Adjacent Segment Degeneration causes many fusion recipients to require more and more fusion surgery!

How Artificial Disc Replacement and hybrid interventions are helping patients get their lives back!
How patients are trading multi-level fusion for multi-level disc replacement surgery!

Why skiing, surfing, golf, horseback riding and even Ironman Traithlons are no longer a thing of the past for those who have suffered severe back pain!
And much, much more!

It’s time to get your back BACK!

About The Author

Karsten Ritter-Lang, M.D., is a world-renowned leader in reconstructive spine surgery.

Dr. Ritter-Lang worked and taught at the Charite University Hospital, widely recognized as the birthplace of the first effective artificial disc replacement.

Dr. Ritter-Lang has been a specialist in the field of intervertebral disc prosthetics for over 20 years. He has performed approximately 7,000 surgeries, over 4,000 of which have involved artificial disc replacement. He has also performed several thousand spinal fusion surgeries and hundreds of hybrid interventions in his ongoing career.

His participation in the ongoing development of intervertebral disc replacement technology, prototypes, and implants makes him a valuable resource for other spine surgeons, who travel from around the world to observe and model his surgical techniques.

Why Disc Replacement?

In the last decades medical technology has moved forward at a faster than ever pace. Yet many spine surgeons remain stuck in the past, limited by regulation they are still using fusion surgery or outdated disc replacement technology. Are you asking Disc Replacement versus Fusion Surgery?

Due to FDA restrictions, limitations of the approved products, and the inexperience of many surgeons, many patients will be exposed to unnecessary risk, get debilitating fusion surgery, or continue to suffer needlessly. Most, never knowing there are better options available, technology that can preserve the natural motion of the spine, and surgeons with the experience required to help them.

Why Disc Replacement versus fusion surgery?

There are several concerns with spinal fusion surgery. Overall success rates are very low and the recovery is long and painful. Even after a “successful” spinal fusion, problems begin to develop soon after the fusion surgery. The segments next to the Fusion Surgery have more forces applied causing “adjacent level degeneration” which studies have shown will lead to additional pain and surgeries.

In this new book Spine Surgeon Dr. Ritte-Lang explains how Artificial Disc Replacement, Hybrid surgeries that may include multiple types of intervention, and Fusion Surgery Alternatives are changing the way we think about the “Gold Standard” Spinal Fusion Surgery.

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