Navigation Links
New Treatment For Hip Joints

For decades, hip replacement surgery has been the only treatment for a deteriorated hip joint. Now a lasting procedure for some younger patients may replace the traditional replacements.//
Bobby Castor plays on his school’s golf team. But a broken hip in grade school led to a condition called avascular necrosis. Decreased blood flow caused his hip joint to die. Since the hips drive a golf swing, it hurt Castor’s game. “I was just limping around the course and just kind of being in a constant state of pain for almost half the day” says Castor.

So, Castor took advantage of a new procedure developed by Duke University doctors called a free vascularized fibular graft. They take a piece of the bone from the lower leg, insert it into a hole drilled into the hip joint, and connect the blood vessels on the other end. Specialists say that removing a section of the bone from the lower leg for the graft has no negative effect, since it is not a weight-bearing bone.

“The new blood circulating causes new bone to grow. So, in effect, we’re trying to bring the hip bone back alive,” say doctors treating Castor.
“This is really gonna prolong my quality of life quite a bit,” Castor says, and the quality of his game, since eliminating his physical handicap will help cut his golf handicap, too.
So far, the procedure has an 80-percent success rate and this procedure is currently only used for younger patients with avascular nerosis.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Advances in Treatment of Cataracts
2. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
3. Treatment for Menieres disease
4. Treatment for pre-menstrual syndrome is ineffective
5. Better Treatment for obesity
6. Gene Treatment for Heart Disease
7. More People Seeking Treatment for Depression
8. Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer
9. Inadequate Drug Treatment For Youth
10. FDA Approves New surgery Treatment for Farsightedness
11. Treatment of antibiotics ineffectual in bronchitis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, Dr. ... Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to suffer ... Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will ... during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual ... F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in healthcare ... Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during ... , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... nation's first interactive health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network ... cancer patient education, today announce a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/7/2017)... 2017   Provista, a proven leader in ... in purchasing power, today announced a new resource area ... Newsroom is the online home for case studies, ... bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... of resources at their fingertips, viewers can also watch ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination should take ... communities across Massachusetts , Connecticut , ... through the end of the month. *Some exclusions apply ... ... by the end of October, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly ... its financial results for the third quarter of 2017 ... a conference call on that day with the investment ... performance. The conference call will begin at ... public can access a live webcast of the conference ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: