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Can someone tell me what the pain will be like after a hip replacement?

Can someone tell me what the pain will be like after a hip replacement?

Not too bad: Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful orthopedic procedures. With current multimodal analgesia protocols, patients can expect to have some incisional pain that can be easily controlled with oral pain medicines. The pain should gradually subside over the a few weeks time. However, you can expect that the pain in the groin from the arthritis will be gone after surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Can someone tell me how long will I have to stay in the hospital after a hip replacement?

Can someone tell me how long will I have to stay in the hospital after a hip replacement?

1-3 days: Most patients stay 1-3 days after hip replacement. A lot depends on the surgeon preference/experience, the approach used, etc. Anterior hip replacment can offer quicker recovery. www.oano.com. ...Read more

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Could someone tell me how much pain I will be in after a hip replacement or hip resurfacing surgery?

Could someone tell me how much pain I will be in after a hip replacement or hip resurfacing surgery?

Variable: Pain after hip replacement or resurfacing varies. The typical patient after hip replacement realizes immediate relief of their arthritis pain. Their surgical pain can range from minimal to significant, but this pain is of course just temporary and can be appropriately treated with pain medication as needed. Regular icing of the hip after surgery is very beneficial. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to recover from a hip replacement?

Variable: Hip replacement recovery is dependent on the person of course: age, healthy, vigor etch. But overall i tell my patients to expect 3-6mo or longer. And of course recovery means different things to different people: ie getting back to activities etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about partial zimmer hip replacement?

Can you tell me about partial zimmer hip replacement?

Hip replacement : The hip resurfacing maybe appropriate This depends on extent of disease and bone quality Get opinion from joint specialist ...Read more

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Please tell me will you need a hip replacement if you were shot in the hip?

Please tell me will you need a hip replacement if you were shot in the hip?

Depends: If the hip was shot and healed you will likely develop arthritis in the hip and eventuaully ger a replacement. If the head was shot off the yes if the entire hip ball and socket are destroyed it may be a difficult task to put in a hip. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take to fully recover from a hip replacement?

Depends on age...: Someone in their fifties may 'fully' recover from hip replacement surgery as early as 6-8 wks. ( esp. W/ anterior exposure technique). Older patients who have 'traditional ' hip replacement surgery may take 2-4 months to ' fully' recover, or longer depending on various factors... Gl! ...Read more

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Tell me about hip replacement surgery?

I will: T h r is a surgery done to eliminate the pain from the hip sequence to arthritis; the hip joint is ball and socket joint. Usually the socket cover by polyethylene and the thigh bone (femur replaced) by metal prosthesis, usually the result is very good and the surgery is easy to do. ...Read more

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Ganz osteotomy and hip replacement, can you tell me more?

Ganz Osteotomy: Surgery to change the shape of the hip joint typically involve re-shaping the shallow hip socket (acetabulum) so it is in a better position to cover the ball of the hip joint (femoral head). Osteotomies may be performed on the hip socket side of the joint or on the ball side of the joint (upper thigh bone). ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'simportant to get a second opinion for a total hip replacement?

Can you please tell me why it'simportant to get a second opinion for a total hip replacement?

For confidence: Interviewing a second doctor can sometimes open your eyes to a different point of view. Also, establishing a good rapport with your doctor is important. ...Read more

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