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Cloquet, MN
A 69-year-old female asked:

any suggestions for cramps along frontal incision of hip replacement? cant walk!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cramps: Please consult with the surgeon or your regular doctor. Acupuncture can often help with inflammation- but see your providers first.

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If answer 87 yr old woman fell and broke her hip is she to old to have surgery?

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Not necessarily : It depends on the health of your grandmother and the type of fracture that she sustained. Some can be repaired simply and others require a more invasive procedure. If the risk is great because she has poor health they may hold on surgery. If she is a healthy 87 yo then they would operate. My 105 yo grandmother had hers repaired at age 85. She was active till 105. Hope she is ok.
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I walk about 7 blocks a day and do tai chi. I weigh 166 im 56 years old how many pounds do you think I will lose a week?

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DEPENDS ON : How many calories a day you are consuming.

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