Status: Enrolling by invitation
Keywords: Total Hip Replacement (THA) , Joint Replacement , Knee Revision , Hip Revision , Total Knee Replacement (TKA)
IRB Number: 00043277
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Adult Reconstruction
We would like to determine the mechanism of failure or success and identify any favorable design features in hip and knee replacements. Another goal will be to assess the tissue response (positive or negative) associated with the presence of these implants and bio-materials. Normally all implants are discarded. We will collect the implants indicated for removal and if there are impressive findings we will perform research on the implants, otherwise the implants will be discarded.