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total_Hip_picDr. Wayne Alani in Houston is on the cutting edge of Hip Replacements advancements with “Verilast” Total hip replacement

Does it hurt every time you get up from a chair?

For decades hip replacement surgery has been plagued by the limitation of materials that slowly wear out. Dr. Wayne O. Alani recognized Orthopedic Surgeon in Houston with Fondren Orthopedic group is a leading orthopedic surgeon in Houston performing Total hip replacements with Smith and Nephews “Verilast” Technology.

What are the symptoms?:

•    Pain with activities
•    Limited range of motion
•    Joint stiffness
•    Swelling of the joints
•    Joint tenderness
•    A feeling of grinding or catching inside the joint

Conditions such as Osteorathritis (Degenerative joint disease), Rhematoid and Post-traumatic arthritis, and Avascular necrosis are excellent candidates for the Total Hip Replacement surgery performed by Dr. Wayne O. Alani.
Some questions you are probably thinking about are what kind of implant device you will be receiving, what is it made of, and why is your surgeon using a particular kind of replacement? If you haven’t discussed this with your surgeon, you should, because not all hip replacements are made of the same material.

Common problems with traditional hip replacements include:

•    Loosening of joints over time
•    Inflammation
•    Polyethylene wear
•    Ceramic fracturing, chipping and squeaking

So what is “Verilast” technology?

“Verilast” is Smith and Nephews revolutionary technology that uses state of the art metal and a new type of plastic that lasts longer and has fewer problems which is why it’s called the Total Hip replacement. “Verilast” is the combination of:

•    OXINIUM (Oxidized Zirconium) is a lightweight, low-friction metal that is 20% lighter than cobalt chrome
•    “Cross linked plastic” (Polyethylene) is smoother creating less friction with increased durability and reduces wear
using advanced molecular engineering.

What are the benefits of a Smith and Nephew “TOTAL HIP”?

•    The smoothness of ceramic with the strength of metal
•    Performed with a less invasive surgery resulting in a quicker recovery
•    No risk of ceramic type fracturing, chipping or squeaking
•    Engineered for a better fit providing more comfort than traditional replacements

Allergic to metal? The “Verilast” Total hip is hypoallergenic making it the only metal hip replacement that is safe for patients with metal allergies.

Many of Dr. Alani’s patients have achieved a similar level of activity to what they enjoyed before their hip pain started.

Advancements in the field of orthopedic hip replacement mean quicker recovery and a higher level of functionality. Dr. Wayne Alani of Fondren Orthopedic Group in Houston encourages and advocates for the implementation of nonsurgical means of treatment whenever possible. Dr. Alani believes that relationships are vital to establishing trust by making sure you understand all your options and then choosing a course of treatment that you are comfortable and will best suit your needs.

To setup a consultation at one of our conveniently located offices in Houston or Sugarland call today 713.777.4785

 

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