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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Leg length change?: Often, after hip replacement, one leg is left shorter than the other.This changes your gait causing all the symptoms you mentioned: chronic low back p ... Read More

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Haffner
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Femur: The top of the femur is the ball in the hip joint (which is a ball in socket joint.
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Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Pelvis and femur: The hip socket is part of the pelvis and is fitted with a metal shell during a hip replacement. Usually a plastic liner goes inside the shell as the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Stable: These are exactly what their name implies; motions that promote a stable leg; and this is important especially after hip/joint replacement as part of ... Read More
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Dr. Elton Strauss
46 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Abduction and neutra: Usually abduction, flexion and external rotation within a range. Best to ask the surgeon his/her parameters.
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Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Flexion type: With an anterior-type approach, the safe motions are flexion of the hip with internal rotation. Avoid hip hyperextension combined with rotation of th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Leg swelling: It appears that the veins of the right leg have valvular insufficiency possibly from old damage,phlebitis or genetic factors. A vascular surgeon can e ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not: Unless there was shorting before, I do not think so.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Not related: Hip arthritis does not directly cause sciatica. If your left hip has been hurting and it has been causing you to limp, then your hip may indirectly a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rohit Keswani
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerves: If your leg is paralyzed after hip replacement, there may be some nerve involvement but it is difficult to say without knowing your history. You shoul ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No: Hip replacement is not used for leg length discrepancy. Talk to your orthopedist. 2 1/2 inches is a huge difference.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it is good not : Do that it may dislocate (get out of place).
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: The harm has already been done. It is good 2 keep up ur exercise as this will help u in ur post op rehab. Keep up the good work.

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