Talk:Hip replacement

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Too arcane[edit]

I know this page is not widely visited but I do think that the issues of MIS THR are possibly too arcane for wikipedia. This encyclopedia cannot address the relative merits of every MIS approach. I think in THR a discussion of the fact that MIS exists and is growing is relevent, but it seems excessive to start to talk about Direct Anterior vs Posteriolateral vs Dual Inscision. Considering the fact that these approaches are being changed daily by working surgeons with no concesis I think try to keep wikipedia up to date will not be possible. protohiro 06:38, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Confusion regarding terminology[edit]

I would like to point out that there is some confusion regarding MIS terminology. Most of the procedures are "standard surgery" done through small incision with help of clever instruments. In my opinion, the truly MIS procedure does not include cutting any muscles or tendons - and only the anterior approach fulfills such condition. [] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:17, 17 October 2006 (UTC)


For people without medical insurance, they find excellent doctors in Germany and Europe at a fraction of the cost in the US. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:07, 30 October 2006 (UTC) link[edit]

I think that a link should be added at the bottom of the hip replacement page to Healthy Joints is an online support group and informational exchange for people with an interest in hip replacement and other joint problems. It would be a great resource for anyone on the hip replacement page.

Here's a link to the site: [1]

Daphne90210 01:18, 4 March 2007 (UTC) Daphne

My opinion - it doesn't pass WP:EL, the external link guidelines. The content on the site is pretty shallow. Much of it is just links to other sites like One page is basically a bunch of links back to Wikipedia: Linking to forums is strongly advised against, and in this case there are maybe 1 or 2 posts. Really not a notable site and it seems like it gets mosts of its useful content from other sites. Plus, linking a general site on an article about a specific subject is advised against. (By the way, this link was also proposed on the Arthritis and Knee replacement pages as well. I'll post these comments there as well.) Nposs 03:21, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

White paper[edit]

I would like to add informative content to this site by adding a link to a white paper "Accuracy of digital (Filmless) Templating in Total Hip Replacement". The link is as follows The article is academic and not commercial, and in my opinion passes Wikipedia external link guidelines. Please confirm your agreement by return. AIMSzpc 06:20, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Suggestion price/mumber[edit]

Sorry not to be registered in En version, I contribute in Fr one ;-) I suggest you add a link to or a similar one which gave price and number replacment in USA last years. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:13, 14 August 2007 (UTC)


Ther are alot of innacuracies in the information here, maybe due to the rather poor use of the English language. If you're a laymen I would suggest treating alot of this information with a pinch of salt and getting your orthopaedic surgeon to answer any concerns you might have. I will attempt to clean up the information and reference it properly at a later date (assuming others agree) ( —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:34, 23 October 2007 (UTC) link[edit]

A patient testimonial was added. His experience about Hip Replacement Surgery.

Rajhosp (talk) 10:00, 23 November 2007 (UTC)


I would like to have a web site considered for inclusion into this Wiki page. The link is for one of the 'Big Three' companies for hip replacement technology, innovation, and products. LINK: Biomet, Inc. -

Full disclosure: I work for a digital media company, and Biomet is one of our clients. I do SEO work, so it is not my job to submit this client's site to websites for links, but I've been impressed with the website on which I have been working.

If you need more information on the other two big companies, please contact me via my profile's email address (User: Natseaoper). I'm willing to help.

As a side note, my Mother works in Admissions there at the UW hospital & my Mother-in-law recently received a knee replacement -- and may eventually get a hip replacement as well. So, this is a personal thing for me. I continue to be amazed by the technology in this field.

Thank you, sincerely, for your consideration of adding this link to the Wiki page.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Natseaoper (talkcontribs) 21:17, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Hip and Knee Network[edit]

Please could the following website be considered for inclusion into the links section:[2]. The site is entirely independent of any hip product companies or healthcare companies. The content is provided by and checked by a panel of orthopaedic surgeons and is intended as a free information resource for patients undergoing this type of surgery. The development of the site was part funded by the EU. Many thanks for considering this. Hipandknee (talk) 11:36, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Delete Research section?[edit]

This section dos not begin to cover the research on this topic and what has been posted is not very informative. Suggest deletion or major revision.DoctorDW (talk) 14:48, 21 June 2009 (UTC)


I suggest merging hemiarthroplasty into hip replacement. Right now hemiarthroplasty is a stub. I think it would be better to have one article that discusses both "ball-only replacement" and "ball and socket replacement", at least until enough information collects that we can split it into two full-size encyclopedia articles. -- (talk) 04:45, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Usefull image?[edit]


Is this a useful image for this article? Hip replacement with cement less prosthesis, 16 days post-surgery. Both socket and central part of pin are of materials that stimulated bone to growth into the device. -- Kim van der Linde at venus 23:30, 27 September 2010 (UTC)


I'm assuming this is a correction. Although grammatically and semantically it makes sense either way, stylistically it seems far more likely to be Both designs have shown excellent long-term durability when properly placed and are still widely used in slightly modified versions (my emphasis) rather than Both designs have shown excellent long-term durability when properly placed and are still wisely used in slightly modified versions. The original wisely is less encyclopedic in tone, but both versions are probably true, and both would be better with a citation. Andrewa (talk) 12:15, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Problems with cobalt and chromium toxicity[edit]

Cobalt and chromium toxicity is a huge problem right now for people who have metal on metal prosthetic hips. These hips have been shown to release metal particles into patients' hips due to excessive wear and tear. A great resource for people suffering with high level of these metals in their body is the cobalt-chromium toxicity center. They have a medical journal library and video interviews with a metal toxicity expert. See — Preceding unsigned comment added by StuartTalley (talkcontribs) 08:06, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Inaccuurate history[edit]

The history section is in desperate need of review by an NPOV source, as it gives undue credit to Sir John Charnley. Had his ideas been entirely successful as claimed, transplant technology would have dated from the 1960s, whereas the key breakthrough only occurred at the end of the decade in the UK Government's Medical Engineering Working Group, headed by Professor Sir Bernard Lucas. This is why transplants only became commonplace from the 1970s. Sir John's major contribution was the design of the socket. However, he overengineered the replacement femur heads, with the result that the shafts kept splitting the bone femur shafts they were implanted in. This was addressed by the Working Group, who were on the point of giving up when their materials technologist, Reg Main, Senior Assistant Secretary of the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers, reminded them that Leonardo da Vinci described the body as "a marvellous machine" and proposed the use of engineering, rather than surgical, techniques in fitting the shafts. He redesigned the femur element, and the first operations were performed by the staff of the Roehampton prosthesis centre, the surgeons restricting themselves to opening and closing while being taught how to ream, bore and tap: the basic skillset was that needed to bore motorcycle cylinder. This was the key breakthrough which made the technology widely accessible. I am not posting this to the meme as I must declare personal interest, being Reg Main's firstborn! However, I have autonomous witnesses, the theatre nurse during the first operations and a junior member of Sir John's surgical team. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:17, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

If you can find a publicly available reliable source (a book, a journal article, a newspaper article, or even an interview published somewhere) that says that, it can be added to the article. As it is, your word here is not a reliable source; there is no way to verify that you are who you say you are. Graham87 14:09, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Problems with this article[edit]

Like many medical articles on wikipedia, this one seems to be written by and for physicians, rather than the lay public. It is much too technical and detailed for the lay public, and yet lacks medical citations (or any citations) for many statements. I just spent a few minutes making some of it easier to read and understand, but it needs more work. If nobody can provide citations for some of the statements (such as cemented vs not cemented or anterior vs. posterior), they should be deleted. (talk) 16:08, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, sounds much better now. Graham87 13:28, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Most common orthopaedic operation[edit]

Please may we have a source on this claim — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:55, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

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