Dr. Henry Backe is an integral part of the Orthopaedic Specialty
Group, P. C. team for over 25 years. Dr. Backe’s exceptional surgical skills are complemented by a personable style and dedication to the highest quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in the area of hand, wrist and joint replacement.
Hip Specialist In The Greater Fairfield & Shelton Connecticut Areas
Dr. Henry Backe treats hip conditions at his offices in Fairfield and Shelton, Connecticut. Dr. Backe of Orthopedic Specialty Group, is a specially-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip conditions and injuries. Each of his patients receives a unique treatment plan matching their lifestyle goals. As a leader in the minimally invasive Direct Anterior Approach to hip replacement, he is an advocate of state-of-the art technologies that benefit his patients in many ways.
FAQs on VERILAST Hip
VERILAST◊ Hip Technology
Lab-tested for wear 9-times longer than the industry standard.1
(See Important Testing Note below)
OXINIUM◊ + XLPE = VERILAST Technology
If hip replacement is in your future, you’ve come to the right place to learn about a truly significant advancement in joint replacement materials, VERILAST◊ Hip Technology.
It’s important to remember that not every hip implant is the same. VERILAST Hip Technology is the one technology that directly addresses two of the most commonly cited concerns associated with hip replacement implants:2
- Implant wear
- Implant fracture
Whether or not to undergo hip replacement surgery is a very important decision. No matter how statistically safe and successful hip replacement surgery has proven to be, every surgery has risks. Before making any surgical decision, conversations should take place with your family, your primary care doctor and your orthopaedic surgeon to make sure that hip replacement with VERILAST Technology is the right course of action for your particular situation.
Important safety notes
Hip replacement surgery is intended to relieve hip pain and improve hip function. However, implants may not produce the same feel or function as your original hip. There are potential risks with hip replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Longevity of implants depends on many factors, such as types of activities and weight. Do not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless your surgeon tells you the bone has healed and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage or loosening may occur if you do not follow your surgeon’s limitations on activity level. Early failure can happen if you do not guard your hip joint from overloading due to activity level, failure to control body weight, or accidents such as falls. Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment may be best for you.
- Testing concluded at 45 million cycles. ISO 14242-1 defines test completion at 5 million cycles.
- Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry Annual report. Adelaide: AOA; 2012.