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How common is a hip replacement dislocation or loosening.I have a new citation by stryker and want to know the long term risks?

How common is a hip replacement dislocation or loosening.I have a new citation by stryker and want to know the long term risks?

Not common: With current techniques, regardless of the approach used for your surgery, the possiblity of dislocation or loosening of components is very low. The chance of either event is less than 1% in most recent research. The device you have has a long track record of good results, and is not likely to dislocate or loosen if you take good care of it. Consult with your surgeon about recommended activities. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Hip Replacement (Definition)

Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more


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My friend had hip replacement is cycling okay for him as he is worried about possible dislocation?

My friend had hip replacement  is cycling okay for him as he is worried about possible dislocation?

No problem: As long as the hip components are well positioned and the seat height is appropriately adjusted you should not have a problem. ...Read more

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What could cause dislocation of hip replacement revision 10 weeks post-op? Good 6wk check. No fall involved.

What could cause dislocation of hip replacement revision 10 weeks post-op? Good 6wk check. No fall involved.

Many factors: Many factors play a role in a post op hip dislocation specially after revision, poor soft tissue envelope, week muscles position of the components.Need to be properly evaluated so corrective action can be taken. ...Read more

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Are there any post treatments recommended after a hip replacement surgery to lower the risks of dislocation?

Are there any post treatments recommended after a hip replacement surgery to lower the risks of dislocation?

They depend on the-: -approach used, either posterior or anterior. But 4 post, no internal rotation of the hip or crossing legs. These R basic. Ant. avoid external rotation of the hip. Each of these mimic the way the hip is dislocated @ surgery. Be sure to ask your surgeon about this, he/ she is the person to ask. ...Read more

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What are the dislocation risks after hip replacement? Is a person at greater risk of dislocation after a complete hip joint replacement?

What are the dislocation risks after hip replacement? Is a person at greater risk of dislocation after a complete hip joint replacement?

Low risk: Dislocation can occur after a tha but is generally very low and dependent on the original surgical approach, femoral ball size, and skill of the surgeon. The incidence of dislocation ranges from 0.1% to 1-2% depending on the above factors. While surface replacement may have less risk than a total hip replacement, other factors may make these less desirable. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Besides hip dislocation and hip fracture, what are other side effects of hip replacement surgery?

Besides hip dislocation and hip fracture, what are other side effects of hip replacement surgery?

Notable risks: Blood clot - in legs or lungs infection fracture of femur loosening or wear of the implant over time (think of your new hip like tires on your car, more miles = less time that they last) nerve injury bleeding change in leg length. ...Read more

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How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

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, the ortho doc will probably cover you with antibiotics to prevent infection of the hip replacement. Also make sure the liposuction doc knows about the hip replacement. ...Read more

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What do I do when percocet 7.5/325 don't always work for the ppain from a dbl hip replacement?

What do I do when percocet 7.5/325 don't always work for the ppain from a dbl hip replacement?

Talk with doc: Percocet is a strong narcotic and you should be getting further recommendations from your treating surgeon. It's best to have the operating surgeon know about your pain, so he/she is aware and can direct treatment appropriately. Especially when narcotics are involved. ...Read more

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Information on hip replacement.?

Information on hip replacement.?

Several options: Ask an orthopedist to go over your options. A lot of what applies is due to how bad your hip condition is from arthritis and degenerative joint diseas. From resurfacing to out and out replacement of entire joint or even cortisone shots if very mild symptoms. ...Read more

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What is hip replacement revision?

See details: The initial artificial hip or a component of the hip is replaced by a new hip or component. ...Read more

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How to prepare for hip replacement?

Preop hip : Eat healthy, don't go on a diet, stop smoking if you smoke, get your blood levels checked and treat any underlying anemia, have yourself checked for staphylococcus colonization and get decolonized as needed, use hibiclens wipes, clean up your house to make sure its safe when you get home. ...Read more

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What to expect post hip replacement?

Improved pain!: Everyone progresses differently after surgery. For the most part, patients transition from a walker to a cane by 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. Hip precautions are removed by 6 weeks. Return to driving and work between 4-6 weeks. Contact your doctor to learn more! ...Read more

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Can a hip replacement be reconstructed?

Can a hip replacement be reconstructed?

Yes: Again depend upon what kind of prosthesis you have in now, cemented or not cemented, bone quality of the remaining bone, your general physical condition.Every case need to be evaluated and several test need to be done.Usually is very possible to do it. ...Read more

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Is 83 too high of an age for a hip replacement?

No: Hip replacement usually for arthritis which is more common in people in their 80s. Age is less important than general health. Many articles have been written describing excellent results in patients up into their 90s. You should have a cardiology evasluation, but if you are in good health and unable to do what you want to do because of hip pain, then hip replacement is reasonable. ...Read more

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Are there any new hip replacement technologies?

Better materials: The surgical procedure hasn't changed much. Both the anterior and posterior approaches work very well. The prosthetic designs are not changing much. The new technology is in the materials; in particular the plastic. The new plastic is stronger and wears less. This allows the use of bigger femoral heads which helps reduce the risk of dislocation ...Read more

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How would you know you have a failing hip replacement?

How would you know you have a failing hip replacement?

New symptoms: Hip replacements can fail for many reasons, including loosening of the parts, wearing out, muscle dysfunction, or infection. The most likely symptoms would be new pain, increasing weakness, or a leg which is becoming shorter and possibly less stable. Early evaluation of these issues will prevent the problems from progressing and becoming more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a defective hip replacement?

What should I do if I have a defective hip replacement?

See your surgeon: Despite what you might hear in the news, many hip replacements that have been recalled are only defective in a small number of patients. Your surgeon can monitor you hip with regular x-rays and possibly blood tests. ...Read more

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Will you need a hip replacement if you were shot in the hip?

Depends, maybe: If there was damage to the hip joint or the bones around the joint you may end up needing a hip replacement. First, you need to have an orthopedic surgeon evaluate you, have x-rays and possibly MRI and see exactly what's going on. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone dying while having a hip replacement?

What are the chances of someone dying while having a hip replacement?

0.1 percent: According to a study published in the january 2010 issue of the journal of bone and joint surgery (jbjs), the risk of early postoperative mortality -- or death following surgery -- was slightly increased for the first 26 days after the elective surgery. The risk of mortality was estimated to be 0.1 percent. ...Read more

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What is hip replacement surgery for?

Hip replacement : Tha is primarily done for painful deformity from irregular hip ball and socket. Arthritis, trauma, avn, scfe, perthes, among other developmental diseases can be the culprit. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more