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Dr. Walter Furman
50 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Age is not a contraindication for joint replacement.
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Dr. Milton Mintz
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No one gets: It done "all the time" it's used for diseased joints.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
This : This is an excellent question. As with any surgery, when the skin is cut there are risks of bleeding, pain and infection. Infection can occur in the f ... Read More
Dr. Marc Dehart
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hip surgery dangers: The main complications of hip surgery are: scar, pain, bleeding blood clots in leg which can rarely go to lungs and be fatal (usually prevented with ... Read More
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hip replacement: Risks include infection, bleed, react to anesthesia, possible nerve damage, foot drop, blood clots, death, decreased function, increased pain, possibl ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Comprehensive: Depending upon the type of hip rep. Surgery, one may begin range of motion and when authorized by surgeon, weight bearing. A therapist will work with ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: More of the hip replacement is about time and healing. There are certainly hip precautions and learning how to take care of the hip, therapy to be abl ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
35 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
6-12 weeks: Usually 6 to 12 weeks but depending on the surgery and the individual this can vary.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4 to 6 weeks: All depend upon what kind of prosthesis is used and what surgical approach.The mallority of the time now you can get out of bed the followind day of t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Not easy: Obviously there are potential complications from a medical point of view. The recovery for a hip replacement takes several months to decrease pain, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Recovery from hip replacement is short involving assisted walking, falls prevention, and general strengthening. The leg may hurt and swell for a few ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Excellent: When arthritis or other problem leads to deterioration of the hip, pain is interfering with activities of daily living, and conservative care isn't wo ... Read More

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