Saturday, March 23, 2013

When a Patient Already Has a MoM Hip… (American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting)

Thursday March 21st 2013

AAOS symposium will look at optimizing management

Controversy over the use of metal-on-metal (MoM) hips has led to a reduction in the popularity of such devices in recent years, but many patients still retain legacy MoM arthroplasties. MoM hips have been associated with several conditions, most notably adverse local tissue reaction, which itself has been linked with pain, loosening, device failure, and a need for early revision.

At this time, it is not possible to predict which patients will experience a reaction, what type of reaction he or she might have, when the reaction will occur, or how severe it will be. Because patients who have undergone arthroplasty with MoM hips can react in such a variety of ways, or have no reaction at all, management of patients with MoM hips can be a challenge.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, Adolph V. Lombardi Jr, MD, will moderate Symposium U: Optimizing Management of Patients with Metal-on-Metal Hips. The symposium will feature experienced speakers from across the United States, along with a series of case-based presentations that will offer practical knowledge on the management of patients with MoM hips. Speakers will illustrate challenges in diagnosis and patient, and present current evidence and recommendations, including a systematic diagnostic algorithm.

Topics to be covered include the following:

  • Risk Stratification for MoM Hip Arthroplasty, presented by Dr. Lombardi
  • Causes of Pain in MoM Hip Arthroplasty Other than Adverse Local Tissue Reaction? presented by Thomas P. Schmalzried, MD
  • Significance of Serum Metal Ions in MoM Hip Arthroplasty, presented by Thomas K. Fehring, MD
  • Use of MRI in Evaluating Soft-Tissue Reactions around MoM Hip Arthroplasty, presented by Young-Min Kwon, PhD
  • The Addictive Effect of Taper Corrosion in MoM Hip Arthroplasty, presented by Joshua J. Jacobs, MD
  • A Summary of the Clinical Results to Date with MoM Hip Arthroplasty, presented by Michael A. Mont, MD

Each presentation will be followed by a series of cases and discussion among the panel members. Stop by the Grand Ballroom for this important event!

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