Dr Ribas participated in the Virtual Seminar on Double Mobility organized in Argentina this April 22, 2020.
For more than a decade, with the appearance of the new high cross linked polyethylene (HXLPE), the double mobility system born in France in 1974 by Prof Gils Bousquet (a 22 to 28 mm femoral head articulated with a large diameter HXLPE head) has enormous popularity, since in addition to providing great stability (superior to all conventional systems), it provides excellent clinical-functional results and durability. In the beginning, the polyethylene which if used in the present case is not comparable to actuality.
Nowadays the system with the improved polyethylene (HXLPE) holds very precise indications, especially in situations with special risk of dislocation, reducing these practically to zero. For this reason, in 2009, the North American FDA approved on use with the already new HXLPE.
In said seminar Drs. Ricardo Munafó and Federico Manfrin, expert in Duomobility in Argentina make an update. Dr. Manfrin explains the hip unit protocol of the University Hospital Dexeus as a case of his own Ribas.
The Duomobility represents a valid alternative in different situations as the Ribas includes in its protocol.