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What are the statistics on hip surgery on an elderly person at 74 years old that only uses 29% of her lungs?

What are the statistics on hip surgery on an elderly person at 74 years old that only uses 29% of her lungs?

Great question: You should be seen in the pre-operative clinic by an anesthesiology consultant to assess your surgical risk and see what interventions can be made to reduce them. This will provide you the best and safest plan for surgery moving forward. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Surgery (Definition)

Hip surgery can range from arthroscopic surgery to remove torn cartilage, to repair of a hip fracture to hip replacement surgery ...Read more


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Can meditation help movement after hip surgery in elderly?

Can meditation help movement after hip surgery in elderly?

If it helps the psyc: If meditation helps the patient follow the restrictions and do the necessary rehab post operatively, then "yes" ...Read more

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Non invasive hip surgery?

Non invasive hip surgery?

Minimaly invasive: It is actually minimaly invasive also called non invasive replacement of arthritic hip is done through a 3-5 inch incision instead of traditional 10-12 inch incision. There is less pain and early recovery.Patients can go home 3 days after surgery and resume driving in4 to 6 weeks, there is faster healing and minimal scar.But if a surgeon finds difficulty he can enlarge the incision. ...Read more

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Can hip surgery be dangerous?

Can hip surgery be dangerous?

Depends: It depends on what type of hip surgery is being done. Total hip replacement may have specific problems that include fracture, nerve injury, vascular injury, low blood pressure. Post surgery complications can include: infection, dislocation, fracture, implant rejection, blood clots, leg length problems, pain, or loss, transfusion reactions. Ask your surgeon for specific questions. ...Read more

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What do I need to know for reconstructive hip surgery?

What do I need to know for reconstructive hip surgery?

Your surgeon: And your hospital and therapy team. Make sure they are experts and routinely do your procedure. ...Read more

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Swelling after hip surgery?

Swelling after hip surgery?

Postsurgical swellin: If you have swelling on and/or around the surgical site then completely normal. ...Read more

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Hip surgery - how long to walk again?

depends: Your surgeon will give you an estimate on this time, and it depends on your overall health, the degree of joint damage, the type of hip prosthesis being placed. The range is a few days to a few weeks. Technology such as the navigator ct system can decrease surgical swelling and lead to earlier ambulation. Take friend/family and ask about navigator system. Be well. ...Read more

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