Congratulations to this British lady who is the oldest to have hip surgery.
You are never too old to have your hip replaced. This is the moral of this story from the UK showing with ur aging but active population this is becoming more routine. With older patients we need to be more careful with anaesthetics and we often choose different prosthesis all aimed at maximising quality of life, while minimising risk. To read more about hip replacement click here https://www.melbournehipandknee.com.au/hip-replacement.html
It’s great to see our older patients still active and enjoying life as seen in this clip from the UK. Hip replacements are designed to get patients of all ages back on their feet and active again. To learn more about hip replacement click here. https://www.melbournehipandknee.com.au/hip-replacement.html
Hip replacements in young patients are becoming more and more popular as per this article. MHK surgeons are running education sessions for GPs this year including how to choose a prosthesis for your patient. If your GP wants to attend one of our education sessions please ask them to contact our practice manager Claire who can help facilitate this. https://www.melbournehipandknee.com.au/contact.html
It was recently 50 years since the 1sthip replacement was performed in Northern Ireland, and next year will be the 50 year celebration of the Exeter hip replacement . The Exeter hip has been modified a few times since it was originally designed, but the basic philosophy continues. It is still the most commonly used hip replacement in Australia and is used by all of the MHK team for some of their patients. To read more about hip replacement click here. https://www.melbournehipandknee.com.au/hip-replacement.html