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Verilast Technology for Hip Replacement

One thing every prospective hip replacement patient should consider: How long would you want your new hip replacement to last? According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, roughly 285,000 Americans undergo total hip replacement every year to relieve their pain and improve their range of motion, getting a huge piece of their quality of life restored.

Hip replacement is one of the most successful orthopaedic procedures, and although all hip replacements have the same purpose of replacing damaged bone and tissue, not all hip implants are created equal. Implant wear is not much different from engine wear on a vehicle; repetitive movements can impact wear performance, which is a leading cause of hip implant failure.

Scientific literature indicates that cobalt chrome implants should be expected to last 10-15 years before implant wear becomes an issue. Using Oxinium and a highly cross-linked plastic, XLPE, in unison, let us introduce you to VERILAST technology - FDA approved for 30 years of implant life.

Oxinium + XLPE = VERILAST Technology

Unlike other implants, VERILAST Technology uses low-friction material on both sides of the hip joint. The Australian National Joint Registry has found VERILAST Technology to have the highest rates of survival of any hip bearing pair studied.

If you receive a hip implant at Baxter Health, you will be receiving a VERILAST Technology implant and the peace of mind that comes along with it. The femoral head implant will be constructed of Oxinium, a ceramic-like material that is 4,900 times more scratch resistant than a cobalt chrome implant, meaning longer lifetime of the instrument. Also, because Oxinium contains only trace amounts of nickel (<0.0035%), it is considered to be a biocompatible material for patients with metal allergy, or even a metal sensitivity.

Considerations for Recovery

Always listen carefully to your Orthopaedic Surgeon, especially for post-operation recovery. Do not perform high-impact activities like running or jumping unless your Surgeon has determined your bone has healed and you can start getting back to being mobile. Early device failure, breakage, or loosening may occur if you do not follow your Surgeon's limitations on activity level. Our Orthopaedic Surgeons at Baxter Health are always here for you to discuss VERILAST Technology, and we encourage you to talk to your doctor to determine what treatment is best for you.

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