The hip joint is one of the most important joints in the human body, as it allows us to walk, run, and jump. It bears our body’s weight and the force of the strong muscles of the hip and leg, every day for our whole life. Our hips are also one of our most flexible joints, which allows a greater range of motion than all other joints in the body except for the shoulder.
Our hip is considered one of the more complex regions of our body due to its multiaxial arrangement, meaning, its flexibility allows it to move in many different directions. When they are healthy, it takes great force to hurt the hip. However, playing sports, running, overuse, or slips and falls can all sometimes lead to hip injuries. These include strains, bursitis, dislocations, and fractures. Certain diseases also lead to degeneration of the hip. That is where the Alteon HA Femoral Stem Product comes into play.
Exactech, a company that develops and markets orthopaedic implant devices, related surgical instruments, and biologic materials for hospitals and physicians, announced the latest addition to the Alteon hip product family, called Alteon HA Femoral Stem, which provides surgeons an additional approach for creating stable and reproducible femoral reconstruction. This is Exactech’s fourth orthopaedic innovation in a week of product debuts to be used in operating rooms in the United States.
In June of this year, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland’s own Sam Sydney, MD was one of the doctor’s, part of the implant design team, to successfully complete the first round of total hip replacement surgeries using the Alteon HA Femoral Stem.
This product is a hip prosthesis coated in hydroxyapatite, a ceramic material. It includes a Tapered Wedge Femoral Stem, Neck Preserving Stem and the newly released Monobloc Revision Stem. Each of the Alteon stems use the same core femoral instruments, therefore improving efficiency and accessibility in the Operating Room. This implant has been proven to accelerate bone healing and enhance the biologic fixation of the implant.
To learn more about the Alteon HA Femoral Stem hip prosthesis and hip replacement surgery, call Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland at (410) 644-1880, or request an appointment online.