Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In this section the most frequently asked questions about the GANNET are answered. If you have any further questions, please contact your surgeon or physician.

If you have any further questions about the Gannet, after reading the information on this website please contact the doctor that performed the surgery.

Yes, complications can be treated surgically again. This treatment will usually consist of replacement of the broken hip with an artificial hip.

The three main complications after surgical fixation of hip fractures include the death of the femoral head, not curing of the fracture or the outbreak of the fixation material.
When the above-mentioned complications occur, treatment will usually consist of replacing the broken hip with a new hip.

First practical research shows that Gannet fixation of a fractured hip results in a complication rate of around 10 %, with revision surgery is to be performed. The complication rate of the standard hip implants is around 35%.

The Gannet is developed, tested and produced in the Netherlands.

Yes, this is not a problem. The only matter can be that they search after checking in. There won’t be any issue. It is not needed to take a medical certificate.

The Gannet is made ​​of medical grade stainless steel. Allergy can occur in theory, but is extremely rare.

Yes, the Gannet can be removed easily when the hip is fully healed about after a year. The removal of the Gannet is even easier than removal of standard implants.

The post-treatment of the Gannet is identical to that in the after-treatment of the standard techniques. In general, the patient needs to walk with crutches for six weeks.

No, because of a reduction of the complications and the higher stability, the recovery time is shorter rather than longer compared to other surgeries.

No, the required number of X-rays for the Gannet surgery and the after-treatment are equal to the number of photos needed with standard techniques.

No, the Gannet surgery is even simpler and has a faster procedure than standard surgeries.

No, the Gannet is used specifically for the surgical treatment of hip fractures in which the fracture is located just below the femoral head, in the neck of the hip. Furthermore, the Gannet is only used in patients who have previously walked unaided. Patients above 75 years commonly have a treatment by replacing the broken hip with a new hip (head neck prosthesis or a total hip replacement).

Yes, as far as know, all health Insurance companies cover the treatment with the Gannet.

The implant is named after the seabird gannet (Morus bassanus, D: Jan-van-gent, F: Fou de Bassan, G: Basstölpel). Like the gannet seabird the GANNET implant is fast, streamlined, targeted and able to fold her wings in pursuit.

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