Frequently Asked Questions - All FAQs

FAQs - All FAQs
Not really. It is just the bonequality that is important, the longer time to surgery, the softer the bone, the higher the risk for fracture and risk that resurfacing is not possible anymore.
Yes, full exams are done: blood results, electro cardiogram and an internal specialist is visiting you.
Yes, full exams are done: blood results, electro cardiogram and an internal specialist is visiting you.
Yes, full exams are done: blood results, electro cardiogram and an internal specialist is visiting you.

If the operation is possible, I would like to stay at the hospital as long as it takes for all the post-operation processes to be completed, and leave the hospital on my crutch and not in a wheel-chair.

You normally leave the hospital with crutches, being able to help yourself as much as possible. Staying long in hospital makes the cost going up a lot !!

You will need another one. To be sure you got a prosthesis that wears the least as possible you need a ceramic on ceramic. But this means NO resurfacing, less possibilities to do everything !! After a resurfacing you still can get a total ceramic on ceramic and with a metal-on-metal (also in resurfacing) the wear is already very low.
You will need another one. To be sure you got a prosthesis that wears the least as possible you need a ceramic on ceramic. But this means NO resurfacing, less possibilities to do everything !! After a resurfacing you still can get a total ceramic on ceramic and with a metal-on-metal (also in resurfacing) the wear is already very low.
You will need another one. To be sure you got a prosthesis that wears the least as possible you need a ceramic on ceramic. But this means NO resurfacing, less possibilities to do everything !! After a resurfacing you still can get a total ceramic on ceramic and with a metal-on-metal (also in resurfacing) the wear is already very low.

I have done now 21 revisions (only 5 of my patients!!)*. The complications are not really much bigger then in a primary. Just dislocation risk will be possibly as high as in normal revision cases (5 – 10 %).

*) Last updated: 06-05-2006. See the publication on "Updated Results Resufacing" for more recent figures.