WOR 710 radio - The Joan Hamburg Show—NEW YORK—May 15, 2008
Listen to Dr. Douglas Padgett, chief of the Adult Reconstructive and Joint Replacement Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, as he talks with WOR radio talk show host Joan Hamburg about squeaky hips, a topic that was featured in a recent New York Times article.
More than 250,000 Americans get total hip implants each year. Hip replacements have a success rate of more than 90 percent, based on patients' achieving relatively pain-free mobility after recovery periods that range from a few months to a year.
Now, tens of thousands of ceramic hips later - from Stryker and other makers that entered the field - many patients say their squeaking hips are interfering with daily life.
Dr. Padgett discusses ceramic hips as well as explaining about the other materials used in hip replacement.