What are the risks related to sexual activity after total hip arthroplasty? This is the question Artanim’s researchers tried to answer in a motion capture study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty. Artanim joined forces with a surgeon from the University Hospitals of Geneva, Dr. Christofilopoulos, to provide the first scientific guidelines for hip transplant patients wanting safe, pain-free sex. Post-operative intercourse for people who’ve undergone hip replacement surgery can be stressful and risky but, for at least one patient, the guidelines are putting the joy back into sex. Watch the story of Reuters TV.
This research received a special distinction for the best discussion of the poster entitled: “Sexual Activity after Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Motion Capture Study” at the 15th Annual Congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) in London.