Advances in joint replacements are allowing for improved implant designs.
St. Michael’s Hospital has an extensive hip and knee arthroplasty database with long term follow up.
Of those patients in the database, approximately 1000 are involved in specific clinical trials, or have a metal on metal hip or have a ceramic bearing surface and are followed annually.
|Metal on Metal Hip||600 patients, up to 9 year follow up|
|Ceramic Clinical Trial||50 patients, up to 15 years follow up|
|3 Bearing Clinical Trial||100 patients, up to 9 year follow up|
|4 Bearing Clinical Trial||104 patients, up to 7 year follow up|
|S.M.F. Clinical Trial||29 patients, up to 2 year follow up|
|Restoration ADM X3 Clinical Trial||Ongoing enrollment, target of 30 patients|