The Silent hip is a short stem femoral hip implant with a tapered build. It is designed to fit into the femoral neck without the use of bone cement. It was launched in 2009 by the medical device company DePuy Synthes.
The Silent hip implant is used in total hip replacement surgery and is recommended for people with severe hip arthritis and joint pain who have not had relief with conservative treatments.
The Silent hip implant is contraindicated in people with osteonecrosis of the femoral neck, or with considerable bone loss and severe deformity in the neck of femur.
Advantages of Silent Hip Implant
The advantages of the Silent hip implant include:
- Restores normal range of motion
- Quick recovery
- Relatively less pain in the hip joint and thighs
- Facilitates minimally invasive surgery, particularly when using an anterior approach
- Preserves proximal part of femur
The Silent hip has been successfully tested in clinical trials where it has shown positive results in people who underwent total hip replacement with it.
However, as with any surgical procedure, possible complications following a total hip replacement with the silent hip implant may include damage to the surrounding nerves and blood vessels, fracture, dislocation, deep vein thrombosis, and implant wear and loosening.