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Steve B
High Off set Stem
Wed Jan 2, 2013 8:38pm

I am scheduled for a THR in mid-February and the surgeon uses the De Puy S-ROM implant and does the posterior approach. Does this device qualify as a high off set stem? Also your web site is very informative.

    • Re: High Off set StemDr. Todd Swanson, Mon Jan 7 9:06am
      Most modern day total hip stems come in standard and high offset designs. The DePuy S-Rom total hip stem is no exception. It comes in both standard offset and high offset designs. Having said that,... more
      • Reply to Dr SwansonSteveB, Tue Jan 8 7:14pm
        Thank you for the information. I don't know right now if my hips are a low or high offset, but I will probably find out in my next office visit.
    • Re: High Off set StemEmil K., Wed Jan 2 9:51pm
      Hi Steve, My surgeon used the depuy srom ceramic on ceramic for both my hips. I was diagnosed with rheamatoid arthritis since age 2 and had my first hip done a few years ago at 30 and then the second ... more
      • reply to EmilSteve B, Sun Jan 6 7:44pm
        Thank you for the info. My surgeon told me that he has had only one patient in 15 years dislocate and that he liked the S-Rom for its track record and the adjustability. I also have been working out... more
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