Some implants for hip replacement surgery are being recalled and some are loosening prematurely. On this edition of Line One we will discuss these problems with Anchorage orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Tower and Dr. Michael Mayor, Dartmouth orthopedic surgeon and past chairman of the FDA’s Advisory Panel on Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Devices. KSKA: Monday 2/27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Joint replacement surgery is becoming more common, with knees and hips replaced most often. As of 2009, about 773,000 Americans have a hip or knee replaced each year. This week on Line One, Dr. Thad and guest Dr. John Lapkass of Anchorage Fracture and Orthopedic Center discuss the indications for, the types of surgery available, and the outcome expectation of the common joint replacement surgeries. KSKA: Monday 9/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Alaska’s Marine Highway System wants a court to order the fast-ferry builder to provide new engines for the ships. State officials say engines on the Fairweather and Chenega are wearing out far faster than their warranties promised.