Thursday, March 31, 2011
Updated recommendations re the decision: Depuy hip revision or not.
I received a key recommendation from one of my consults yesterday. Recall that not all of my consults are in agreement as to how I should proceed. The recommendation: Strong consideration should be given to revise this hip. Why?
1) High levels of cobalt
2) High levels of chromium
3) Osteolyis present
4) Soft tissue damage present
5) Known issues with the Depuy hip.
The really important points to take away from this:
1) There is no one thing that should drive the decision to revise or not but rather, consider the big picture with your physcians
2) I AM CURRENTLY ASYMPTOMATIC that is, I am experiencing no pain.....yet I have strong indications now to revise this hip.
Posted by Connie at 4:30 PM