Surgeon/patient understanding
Review of the literature
Standard prostheses
Custom prostheses


The results (outcomes) of hip replacement implants are very difficult to evaluate for two main reasons:

- There is no objective score that precisely records the patient's    degree of satisfaction following a hip replacement operation. In    many cases, the unsuccessful outcome of an operation is    confirmed by the need to revise the prosthesis.

- A hip prosthesis that functions optimally can last the patient for the   rest of his/her life. But it is very difficult and expensive to conduct   clinical monitoring of all patients over a period of ten or twenty   years. Therefore, only a few centres worldwide can do this work,   and they are usually centres of excellence which report very good   clinical outcomes.

In reality, the results achieved with average healthcare offerings are more modest. That is why it is very useful to consider the overall results for all the operations carried out in a given country to identify the true frequency of complications. The real rate of complications is significant and close to 17% in the USA for example.

Just a few countries worldwide publish full results for all patients. And only the United States, the UK (via the National Joint Registry), Sweden and Norway have set up a reliable system of collating and recording statistical outcomes.


The implantation of a prosthesis will allow one to fully recover the use of ones hip, but during the first few weeks, the patient will have to be very careful in his/ hers everyday activities.

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- sitting   - on the toilet
- sleeping   - dressing
- taking a shower   - getting into a car
- taking a bath   - picking up an object
This is to avoid sudden movements that could cause dislocation of your coxofemoral (hip) joint.

To allow you to take these rehabilitation tips with you everywhere you go, you can download the mini-guide offered by Symbios, print it and then fold it as indicated in the instructions!

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You will be able to participate in your favourite sport once again when you have completed your rehabilitation and your muscular recuperation is sufficient. 

During your rehabilitation process, once the stage characterised by post-operative pain has passed, you will be allowed to walk on a treadmill or to use an exercise bike or a "stepper".

The most risky sports for your prosthesis are those that can cause violent shocks on the joint surface, due either to a fall or to repeated high-energy impacts.

Before practising any sport, please discuss it with your surgeon, who will explain the possibilities offered to you by your new implant.

Custom SYMBIOS prostheses are especially indicated for those who want to engage in considerable sports activity, as they are designed to support high levels of stress.