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"I am 100% happy with my new hip. I give the credit for my quick recovery to your excellent method and my hard work. I have told everyone that this method is preferable, and they should tell anyone needing hip replacement about it. I've told friends from Western Michigan, where the anterior metho...

Louise Staple

"Dr. Zehr replaced a badly damaged and arthritic knee. The results were beyond any reasonable expectation. I've had over 15 surgeries on knee and shoulder at top places around the country and this is by far the best outcome. He is a gifted surgeon at the top of his game. I recommend him highly an...

Dennis Ferrazzano

Magnum Hip Replacement in Florida

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Traditionally, hip replacement implants are a combination of a metal ball that slides in a polyethylene (plastic) cup replacing the person’s worn bony ball and socket. Because the plastic liner can wear down over time the younger more active patient can wear out a joint relatively quickly leading to the need for a replacement of the original replacement. The orthopedic implant company, Biomet, has recognized this shortcoming in implant design and has developed a replacement to address the higher demands of more active, higher demand lifestyles. The Biomet magnum hip (M2a –Magnum™) is a metal-on-metal hip prosthesis in which a large metal ball bearing revolves against a metal cup thereby eliminating the plastic liner.

Biomet Magnum Hip at the Zehr Center

These metal on metal designs such as the Magnum hip replacement are more stable and there is great promise that this design type will last longer and tolerate more stress for the younger, active individual. There are some concerns with large metallic hip designs and they are not for everybody as indicated by some recent scientific studies.

Dr. Zehr can best determine if you are a candidate for a magnum hip replacement or if another type of implant would better address your unique situation. Please call 239-596-0100 for more information.

 
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