Replacement hip gives patients more freedom

Medical matter: Mark Andrews with a model of JRI's hip
Medical matter: Mark Andrews with a model of JRI's hip
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Orthopaedic implant manufacturer JRI has unveiled a new design of replacement hip, which it says will give patients more movement and be easier for surgeons to fit.

Sheffield-based JRI’s Furlong Evolution hip is a major development of the design, developed by company founder and prominent orthopaedic surgeon Ronald Furlong.

JRI’s sales and marketing director, Howard Widdall, says the new hip is the most significant new implant developed by the company for more than 25 years.

Chapeltown-based JRI spent five years developing the hip with the help of a panel of independent clinical experts and says it has gone beyond the requirements for medical implants and rejected some design concepts, even though they would have met industry standards.

The new implant increases the range of motion and comes with a range of different neck sizes, so that it can better fit each patient,

The design means less bone has to be removed. It is easier for surgeons to insert and has an improved coating which ensures a more secure fit.

JRI Orthopaedics is wholly owned by Orthopaedic Research UK, a registered charity, which independently funds orthopaedic research for to advance knowledge of the prevention and treatment of bone and joint disease.