VERILAST hip technology lab-tested for wear 9 times longer than the industry standard1 (see important testing note below).
OXINIUM + XLPE = VERILAST Technology
It is important to remember that not every hip implant is the same. VERILAST hip technology is the one technology that directly addresses two of the most commonly cited concerns associated with hip replacement implants:2
- Implant wear
- Implant fracture
Whether or not to undergo hip replacement surgery is a very important decision. No matter how statistically safe and successful hip replacement surgery has proven to be, every surgery has risks. Before making any surgical decisions, conversations should take place with your family, your general practitioner and orthopaedic surgeon to make sure that hip replacement with VERILAST technology is the right course of action for your particular situation.
Important Testing Note
The results of laboratory wear simulation testing have not been proven to predict actual joint durability and performance in people. A reduction in wear alone may not result in improved joint durability and performance because other factors, such as bone structure, can affect joint durability and performance and cause medical conditions that may result in the need for additional surgery. These other factors were not studied as part of the testing.
Important Safety Notes:
Hip replacement surgery is intended to relieve hip pain and improve hip functions. However, implants may not provide the same feel or function as your original hip. There are potential risks with hip replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Longevity of implants depends on many factors, such as type of activities and weight. Do not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless your surgeon tells you the bone has healed, and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage and loosening may occur if you do not follow your surgeon's limitations on activity level. Early failure can happen if you do not guard your hip joint from overloading due to activity level, failure to control body weight or accidents such as falls. Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment may be best for you.
1 Laboratory wear testing on file at Smith & Nephew.
2Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry Annual Report. Adelaide: AOA; 2012