Navigation Links
Poorly-performing hand implants unacceptable says leading medical journal
Date:8/9/2012

Los Angeles, CA (August 09, 2012) Poorly-performing medical implants have hit the headlines recently, and the trend looks set to continue: the September issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery (JHS) homes in on the unacceptable performance of hand implants for osteoarthritis patients. Citing several recent studies, the editorial asks why these implants which perform worse that certain hip replacement implants now deemed unacceptable are still widely used. JHS is an online and print, orthopedic surgery journal published by SAGE.

The issue reports on a number of thumb arthroplasties joint replacement operations at the base of the thumb which are often used to treat arthritis. Orthopedic surgeons and the medical profession in general will be interested in research following up on outcomes for a range of implant brands used in this type of surgery. JHS names those that failed to make the grade, and recommends that they should be withdrawn.

Patients who have received a de la Caffiniere implant can expect good long term outcomes following their surgeries. However, those whose joints were replaced with the Moje, Elektra and Pi2 thumb CMC joint implants have less to celebrate, according to the latest follow-up research.

Editor-in-Chief, Grey Giddins, calls for people to readdress their opinions on using what is known and what is not necessarily the best, over what may be less known, but is ultimately performing better:

"We should make a stand as a profession and stop using implants with known poor outcomes unless other data is published to change our minds. Moreover, we should continue to be careful about being encouraged into using other new implants until adequate long term follow-up is available."

Supported by notable research studies, the editorial suggests that failing Moje and Electra implants should be withdrawn, and while just one study on the Pi2 implant is insufficient to recommend withdrawal, the journal asks surgeons to use it with caution in future.


'/>"/>

Contact: Katie Baker
020-732-48719
SAGE Publications
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Lab-engineered muscle implants restore function in animals
2. Few Patients Should Get Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants, FDA Panel Says
3. Suffering of Thousands Prompts FDA Hearing about Hip Implants
4. FDA Probing Safety of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants
5. US Drug Watchdog Now Offers Victims of All Metal Hip Implant Failure the Names of the Best Attorneys & Calls Metal Hip Implants a Train Wreck with Up to 500,000 Victims
6. Aurora Dentist Gives Patients Big Savings With Teeth in a Day Implants
7. ACR: Medical imaging study in health affairs incomplete and potentially misleading
8. Dr. Edmund Lipskis & Dr. Lynn Lipskis Will be Featured On New National Television Show Entitled: “Leading The Field” World Class Experts Share Their Tips & Advice
9. Leading health care quality expert is 2012 AcademyHealth Distinguished Investigator
10. Pneumonia and preterm birth complications are the leading causes of childhood death
11. Diabetes drug could treat leading cause of blindness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/19/2019)... ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... November 19, 2019 , ... ... to announce an exclusive interview with Experience Ancient Seas Founder Lisa ... Seas is a company that creates mineral-rich products that nourish skin with eighty-four ...
(Date:11/19/2019)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... November 19, 2019 , ... ... practice solutions, is proud to announce Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, as the ... healthcare industry. From leading electronic health record implementations, to providing consulting and training ...
(Date:11/19/2019)... ... November 18, 2019 , ... ... online B2B marketplaces for the scientific and healthcare industries, announced today the ... Business Marketing (previously known as Advantage Business Media) ceased operations after 13 ...
(Date:11/16/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... November 15, 2019 , ... ... adults living with memory impairment, has announced the Best Memory Care Facilities in ... to experts, facility features and amenities. , According to the Alzheimer’s ...
(Date:11/16/2019)... ... November 16, 2019 , ... Uniform Advantage (UA), was ... largest faith-based health systems, as it underwent its brand transition from Adventist Health ... product selection to fitting events to uniform delivery. The scope of the new ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/16/2019)... ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... November 15, 2019 , ... Cosmetic ... were performed in 2018. While patients continue to undergo cosmetic procedures all throughout the ... by the doctor or the facility, anesthesia fees and the extent of the work ...
(Date:11/15/2019)... ... ... Ahead of what’s expected to be among the most severe flu seasons ... Residences, Fulton County Commissioners Marvin Arrington, Jr. and Natalie Hall, as well as City ... residents ages 65 and older at Baptist Towers (1881 Myrtle Drive, SW, Atlanta, Ga. ...
(Date:11/14/2019)... ... 14, 2019 , ... Liv Foods, Inc. has signed a ... Starting January 2020, all five LivBar flavors will be available at all 23 ... hand-baked energy bar that has gained rapid traction in the market in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: