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VERILAST Hip Technology

Lab-tested for wear 9-times longer than the industry standard.1
(See Important Testing Note below)

OXINIUM + XLPE = VERILAST Technology

VERILAST Hip

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 Testing Note

The results of laboratory wear simulation testing have not been proven to predict actual joint durability and performance in people. A reduction in wear alone may not result in improved joint durability and performance because other factors, such as bone structure, can affect joint durability and performance and cause medical conditions that may result in the need for additional surgery. These other factors were not studied as part of the testing.

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.


1 Testing concluded at 45 million cycles. ISO 14242-1 defines test completion at 5 million cycles. 2 Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry Annual report. Adelaide: AOA; 2012.

All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Dr. Philip Schmitt

Offers VERILAST Hip Technology

Bone and Joint Specialists Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon Dr. Philip Schmitt specializes in the treatment of hip injuries and hip disorders, including arthritis and trauma. He understands the importance of getting you back to an Active Lifestyle.

Dr. Schmitt can evaluate and diagnose your hip pain injuries and conditions, and provide a customized treatment plan that is exclusive to you. He will explore conservative nonsurgical methods first, such as physical therapy, including individualized hip exercises to relieve your pain. However, if surgery is necessary to allow you to continue an active lifestyle, Dr. Schmitt will employ specialized techniques that are minimally invasive and can lead to quicker recovery times.

 Dr. Philip Schmitt offers his patients the following advanced hip implant technologies:

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