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sleeping positions after hip replacement

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
47 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Sleeping & sitting: It depends on the timing after surgery. Also the type of surgical approach that was used. If you are at least 6 weeks out from surgery you should be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Yes: During the surgery you are out with the anesthesia.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Orthopedic surgeon: Her orthopedic surgeon is better qualified to answer your question, but if the surgery was uncomplicated and she has no significant symptoms with slee ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends.: It is easier to note what should be avoided than which positions are advisable. If surgery was done through an anterior approach, there are no restric ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your hip surgeon: Your hip replacement surgeon will know best exactly which positions are safe for your hip, so definitely ask your surgeon in the end. In general, the ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Speak to your doc: Perhaps they will give you an alternative pain killer. I would also recommend you ice as much as possible. Keep yourself well hydrated.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Uncommon: If your sciatic pain has been going on for 8 months, you may be dealing with a herniated lumbar disc and an MRI of your lumbosacral spine would be wor ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6 months: At least 6 months. The person you want to ask that question is the orthopedic surgeon doing the hip replacement. He/she should make the call. Also, th ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Important : Important things to know is if you are having pain in the hip, leg, or knee on the affected side? Do you hear any noises in any of the above mentioned ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacek Jodelka
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Moderately risky: It's considered a surgery with moderately high risk (blood loss, anesthesia complications) if not done emergently, certain patients should be screened ... Read More
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