Retrieval and Analysis of Orthopedic Implants at Revision Arthroplasty Surgery

Overview

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

Brief Summary

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.

Principal Investigator: Christopher Peters
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Co Investigator: Chris Pelt

Contact Information

Name:Michael Anderson
Phone: 801-213-3442
Email: mike.anderson@hsc.utah.edu

Inclusion Criteria

1) Patients who will be undergoing total joint surgery will be asked to participate in this study.

2) Patients who have undergone revision surgery are eligible for retrospective analysis.

 

Exclusion Criteria

None