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Hip Replacement Dislocation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My friend had hip replacement is cycling okay for him as he is worried about possible dislocation?
What could cause dislocation of hip replacement revision 10 weeks post-op? Good 6wk check. No fall involved.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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