Medical uses[ edit ] Total hip replacement is most commonly used to treat joint failure caused by osteoarthritis.
FAQs Advantages for you More natural walking. Just like the human hip, the Helix produces a three-dimensional hip movement to compensate for pelvic rotation.
The hydraulics provide a smooth transition as you flex your hip or extend your leg. The polycentric design also helps you to avoid compensatory movements that can be required when using less sophisticated hip joints.
The result is a symmetrical, natural walking pattern for you. The energy stored in the springs is released as you swing your leg forward to complete your step, helping compensate for your missing hip muscles and reducing the amount of energy needed for walking. Stability tailored to your needs.
The Helix offers an individualized stride length setting to give you a smoother, more stable step to better match your sound side as well as reduce the risk of falling. Every step is smooth and secure. Choose a Triton foot from Ottobock to complete your Genium system: Components Helix components When you are fit with a Helix hip, you will also need one of Ottobock's microprocessor-controlled knee joints, the C-Leg or the Genium.
One of the Triton feet will complete your Helix prosthesis system. Microprocessor prosthetic knees See the C-Leg and Genium pages for information about microprocessor prosthetic knees options. Triton feet Choose one of these Triton feet from Ottobock to complete your Helix system: The lightweight Triton carbon fiber foot with exceptionally smooth control The Triton Vertical Shock VS with great shock absorption in a compact design The Triton Low Profile, with especially low structural height for those who need the extra room The Triton Heavy Duty, robust and waterproof, for particularly challenging conditions The Triton Harmony with integrated vacuum technology Technical info.Painful hip prosthesis is the most feared immediate and remote complication of a primary implant and usually represents the failure of one or more therapeutic moments.
In cases of aseptic implant failure, the causes invoked may be represented by an incorrect indication, the quality of materials. In a total hip replacement (also called total hip arthroplasty), the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components.
The damaged femoral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem that is placed into the hollow center of the femur. Painful hip prosthesis is the most feared immediate and remote complication of a primary implant and usually represents the failure of one or more therapeutic moments.
Injury Description: A total hip replacement is also referred to as a total hip arthroplasty in which the bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with a prosthetic.
While all prosthetic users face challenges, those with a hip disarticulation or transpelvic (hemipelvectomy) amputation face perhaps the longest road to becoming a successful lower extremity prosthetic . The Helix 3D prosthetic hip uses groundbreaking technology to give you a more natural walk.
With its three-dimensional pelvic rotation, the Helix mimics the natural movement of the human body, unlike other prosthetic “hinged” hips.