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
The modern skill of hip replacement was pioneered by Sir John Charnley as seen in this news clip. While his prosthesis is rarely used anymore, some of the older design hip replacements which have a track record for success are still being used and outperforming the newer implants. Our aim is always to provide a hip replacement that will last a lifetime. To read more about hip replacement click here.
These days there are more and more young patients requiring a total knee replacement. This means we need to be better at our operations and ensure that the prosthesis will allow the patients to be as active as they wish. To read more about knee replacement click here. https://www.melbournehipandknee.com.au/knee-replacement.html