Archive for September, 2013

New Hip replacement material Chennai

new hip replacement material Chennai

Hip replacement

A new hip replacement material Chennai is available in my practice. The socket of the artificial hip is made of this new material. It is called ‘Trabecular metal’. Sockets made of this new material promote in growth of  natural bone.

This material was already available for redo hip replacements in India. Encouraged by its success, the company has manufactured primary hip sockets also with this new material.

Various types of liners can be used with this metal shell to suit the age and requirement of the patient. These materials include cross linked plastic, delta ceramic and metal. Hip Replacement in India is commonly sought procedure by young patients. This new material will allow hip replacements to last longer in young patients.

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Avascular necrosis treatment in India- Patient testimonial

Avascular necrosis treatment in India

The following is a patient testimonial. This patient was treated for avascular necrosis by a combination of core decompression, stem cells, BMAC and synthetic bone.  A per op x ray is shown in the image.

To Regrow

Avascular necrosis treatment in India

Avascular necrosis treatment in India


I am glad things finally worked out in such a way that my I could get my cells implanted properly. Dr. Venkat is a rare specimen with a sharp mind and heart of gold.  I commend him for being impervious to intrusion into his surgical decision-making and knowledgeable enough to ascertain the value of the protocol I had worked on with scientific advisers  for months.  In my estimation, Dr. Venkat is a true asset to the world and you.  He did a heroic thing – taking on a complicated surgery on a complicated case at the last minute.  Dr Venkat’s actions helped both you and I come out of this OK and without conflict and the entire time he acted with generosity, grace, intelligence, and excellence.  We should both be very grateful to him.




Trabecular metal in Hip surgery India – Bone like metal improves results

  • Trabecular metal is a bone like material. It fills up bone defects in the hip, knee and shoulder.  More and more cases of failed hip resurfacing are emerging. These cases are now needing a revision hip replacement. The old implant as shown here is removed. This results in bone deficiencies. The surgeon has the difficult task of filling these. I have used TM augments in the past to do this.  The picture at the bottom shows a socket revision done in May 2011 with trabecular metal augments.

    Now TM is available for primary hip sockets. They promote bone growth. This material can build up bone defects resulting from failed hip resurfacing.

Failed hip resurfacing

Failed hip resurfacing.

TM augments

TM augments


Trabecular metal augments

trabecular metal augments in hip revision surgery

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