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New Online Resource For Patients With Severe Hip Osteoarthritis
20 Aug 2007
As edited by Joint-Pain-Forum.com
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., announced an advancement in online
education for the more than 200,000 Americans who undergo hip
replacement each year.1 This extensive patient Web site, http://www.hipreplacement.com,
provides hip pain patients with a broad range of resources from
mobility assessment tools to surgical options and recovery information,
as well as linking to an online discussion group for peer-to-peer
"While many sites offer information about osteoarthritis and hip replacement, http://www.hipreplacement.com
takes this a step further by helping find information to sort through
the decision making process," says Randy Kilburn, director of Hip
Marketing at DePuy. "DePuy's goal is to educate, empower, and encourage
patients to seek treatment by informing them about orthopaedic
solutions and bringing them together with surgeons."
also features extensive information about hip pain treatment options,
including the latest advances in hip surgery such as computer-assisted
surgery and the Anterior Approach; education about what to expect
before, during and after hip replacement surgery; testimonials from
patients who have had hip replacement; and an orthopaedic surgeon
About Hip Replacement
The demand for hip replacement is growing rapidly. It is estimated that
the number of primary total hip replacements will increase by 174
percent to 572,000 in 2030. The demand for hip revision procedures is
projected to double by the year 2026. Overall, total hip revisions are
projected to grow by 137 percent between 2005 and 2030.2 This is due in
part to the growing number of Baby Boomers with osteoarthritis and the
rise in obesity among the population.3
The performance of hip replacements depends on age, weight, activity
level, and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes
time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have
this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if hip replacement
is right for a patient.
To learn more, please visit http://www.hipreplacement.com.
About DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, is advancing
the standard of orthopaedic patient care, with a focused commitment to
help surgeons achieve excellence in surgical practice. Countless
surgeons worldwide rely upon DePuy Orthopaedics every day in their
treatment of patients. The company designs, manufactures and
distributes orthopaedic devices and supplies including hip, knee,
extremity, trauma, cement, orthobiologics, and operating room products.
As a global leader in joint replacement products, DePuy Orthopaedics is
committed to Restoring the Joy of Motion™ for patients whose mobility
is restricted by severe osteoarthritis or other debilitating injury.
1 Data on file at DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
2 "Projections of Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in the
United States from 2005 to 2030." Steven Kurtz, Kevin Ong, Edmund Lau,
Fionna Mowat and Michael Halpern. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
(American). July 2007;89:780-785.
3 "Total Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery Projections Show Meteoric
Rise by 2030. Orthopaedic procedures set to continue gaining widespread
acceptance as means to restore quality-of-life," American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Web site: http://www6.aaos.org/news/Pemr/press_release.cfm?PRNumber=442.
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