Oxinium implant
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Evelyn P

United States

#1 Jun 6, 2011
Has anyone had the oxinium total hip replacement? The metal on metal which is made of cobalt and chromium can cause severe tissue and bone damage requiring new surgery 5 years later.

Oxinium total hip replacement implants are not supposed to flake off which may cause inflammation.
ronan

Dax, France

#3 Sep 13, 2011
cobalt chrome and stainless steel heads are used dayly in combination with a plastic insert. Wear particles wether plastic, metal, ceramic might cause bone damage called osteolysis... this is the most common cause of implant revision. However, a new types of long lasting plastic are used today. Oxynium is indeed a metal but with a very low nickel content ( recommended for patients with allergies). Its surface is as smooth as ceramic which will also reduce wear on the croosslinked plactic insert. oxynium is unique
Catalina Paul

Chicago, IL

#5 Dec 16, 2011
With regard to defective hip replacement devices,legal experts report that numerous patients filed lawsuits against Johnson and Johnson. They were the victims of DePuy hip implants failures such as loosening, fractures, and displacements. The following are some of the signs that your hip device is defective swelling, pain bearing weight, pain when rising from a seated position, pain while walking, pain on the thigh or groin area, and pain on the hip area. Visit this site http://www.hiprecalllaw.com/symptoms/ for a more thorough discussion.
Harrison

Torrance, CA

#7 Jan 19, 2012
Study shows that this is the brand name of a material used for replacement joints manufactured by the reconstructive orthopedic surgery division of medical devices company Smith & Nephew. It consists of a zirconium alloy metal substrate that transitions into a ceramic zirconium oxide outer surface and so far has not received a lot of complains compared to other hip replacement. http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/
Charlene

Clarks Summit, PA

#8 Jan 25, 2012
Metal on metal hip implants have caused many complications for some of the patients. Metallosis is the major problem with this type of hip replacement. Patients were experiencing metal toxicity after the they had the surgery. Inflammation around the area would cause pain. A second surgery is often need to remove the first implant. This site http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com/hip... will give you more information about this.
Ralph

Hazleton, PA

#10 Feb 21, 2013
I had both mine replaced with the Oxinium inplant, about 6 months ago and havent had a problem yet.
Joe

Millville, NJ

#11 Mar 18, 2013
Almost four years now since my transplant and absolutely no problems. My on line research seems to indicate this is the best replacement with very few failures.
rick

Hattiesburg, MS

#12 Apr 30, 2013
Had my right done with oxinium 4/10/13 going back for left one 6/19/13
Rita

Durban, South Africa

#13 Jul 29, 2013
In 2008 I had a full revision Oxinium (Ceramic prosthesis)hip replacement. From dayone I had a lot of pain, couldn't walk without any help of a walker. Today Iam in a wheelchair, and Ive been told there's nothing Dr's can do for me. I so wish that there would be a day that I could go without pain. This will be my 3rd hip replacement. Please Help /
Rita

Durban, South Africa

#14 Jul 29, 2013
Evelyn P wrote:
Has anyone had the oxinium total hip replacement? The metal on metal which is made of cobalt and chromium can cause severe tissue and bone damage requiring new surgery 5 years later.
Oxinium total hip replacement implants are not supposed to flake off which may cause inflammation.
Hi!Ive had a Oxinium total hip replacement and ever since the day after the op got much more pain.Due to everything Iam now in a wheelchair , and just wish that someone out there could help me?
Jim

Redwood City, CA

#16 Dec 3, 2013
I had a hip replacement with Oxinium 3 months ago. I was back to normal about one month after surgery. Time will only tell how long it will last. My doctor uses only this method and expects it to last no less than 20 years.
tcousins

Wausau, WI

#17 Jan 15, 2014
Going for bilateral oxinium implants next month. Will let you know how it goes.
Bill

Ashburn, VA

#18 Feb 9, 2014
Had an oxinium hip replacement in 2011 because of avn. I am confused as I understand it oxinium is not metal on metal. I have had minor to moderate pain since the operation. It was a long slow recovery. Better now.
Tcousins

United States

#19 Feb 10, 2014
Bill wrote:
Had an oxinium hip replacement in 2011 because of avn. I am confused as I understand it oxinium is not metal on metal. I have had minor to moderate pain since the operation. It was a long slow recovery. Better now.
Hello, I am going for an appointment today and surgery Wednesday in Scottsdale. Why do you think you had the pain afterwards? Was it just from the surgery itself or something else? Did the surgeon use the direct anterior or posterior approach?And how long did you have pain. And to clear up your confusion, the oxinium implant is zirconia metal with an oxidized surface, so that the surface is essentially ceramic. Also these are always (as far as I know) used with a polyethylene liner. So, you are right, it is not metal on metal.
Paul

Grimsby, UK

#20 Feb 15, 2014
Jim wrote:
I had a hip replacement with Oxinium 3 months ago. I was back to normal about one month after surgery. Time will only tell how long it will last. My doctor uses only this method and expects it to last no less than 20 years.
Hi Jim.
My right hip needs replacing and I'm just researching the best methods. Is it possible to let me know the Dr who operated on you?
Thanks
Paul
Tcousins

Tucson, AZ

#21 Feb 15, 2014
Hello Paul,
I know you were asking Jim, but I had Dr. Kurtis Staples from Scottsdale Az put in the Oxinium implant. So far so good (it's only been 3 days) and he is a great surgeon with an excellent bedside manner. I know a lot of people will say the bedside manner doesn't matter as long as the surgeon is experienced and good at what he does, but it is wonderful when you have that along with a kind and compassionate personality. Everyone I have talked to raves about Dr. Staples and I'm afraid I have to do the same. Everything went great, and he did both at the same time with no blood transfusions! I can already walk a few feet with no support and quite far with a walker.
Good Luck, Tracy
OrthoKevin

Greenville, NC

#22 Mar 11, 2014
The challenge with Oxinium in the femoral head arena is that it is easily scratched, and if it does, it goes to failure pretty quickly. This can happen either in the reduction phase of the index operation or if it ever dislocates, as the head can come into contact with the edge of the shell. Simply google "Oxinium femoral head scratch dislocate" as this is well documented.

Personally I would want a Biolox ceramic head as it is not that sensitive to scratches.....
Rita Herselman

Cape Town, South Africa

#23 Mar 12, 2014
Evelyn P wrote:
Has anyone had the oxinium total hip replacement? The metal on metal which is made of cobalt and chromium can cause severe tissue and bone damage requiring new surgery 5 years later.
Oxinium total hip replacement implants are not supposed to flake off which may cause inflammation.
Hi! Would like to know if you have had your Hip replacement already?
Tcousins

Wausau, WI

#24 Mar 12, 2014
Yes, OrthoKevin, It may be true that Oxinium can scratch easily, so that is why it is so important to have an experienced surgeon who has been trained properly in using these implants; then I think Oxinium is superior to ceramic just because it will never shatter. Also, I have read some studies on Oxinium, and even when the surface is scratched (in the lab) it shows similar wear rates to a cobalt chrome head.
OrthoKevin

Smithfield, NC

#25 Mar 12, 2014
Tcousins wrote:
Yes, OrthoKevin, It may be true that Oxinium can scratch easily, so that is why it is so important to have an experienced surgeon who has been trained properly in using these implants; then I think Oxinium is superior to ceramic just because it will never shatter. Also, I have read some studies on Oxinium, and even when the surface is scratched (in the lab) it shows similar wear rates to a cobalt chrome head.
Well said, and I agree.

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