We’re all about patient involvement. LIRC began because we wanted to find out why people were suffering from painful hip replacements, and we’ve continued working closely with patients, together uncovering ways to achieve better care.



Learn about the types of orthopaedic implants, the anatomy of a hip or knee joint, and what to expect during and after surgery.


It is hard to overstate the importance of implant retrieval analysis in the development of successful orthopaedic devices. “a model for the future.
— Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, AAOS president, JBJSA 2013