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Doctor insights on: Cortisone Shots For Hip Osteoarthritis

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I need a total hip replacement as a result pf severe osteoarthritis can I receive cortisone shots to relieve pain til the scheduled operation. ?

I need a total hip replacement as a result pf severe osteoarthritis can I receive cortisone shots to relieve pain til the scheduled operation. ?

Maybe: Cortisone can sometimes reduce the pain from oa in the hip. Most surgeons prefer an interval of 3 months or more from the last cortisone injection to the date of surgery. The frequency of the injections may be every 3 -4 months if they are of benefit. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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How long will rehabilitation after hip osteoarthritis surgery be?

How long will rehabilitation after hip osteoarthritis surgery be?

Hip Surgery: Rehabilitation after surgery of the hip is dependent upon what surgery you did for it. Assuming here that you are having a hip replacement surgery. If this is the case then it depends on what type of approach that is used (posterolateral, anterolateral, or anterior). In general rehab will be for 4-6 week and should begin before surgery to educate you on what to do and expect. ...Read more

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What is the usual response to rehab after hip osteoarthritis?

It varies: Typically, stretching and strengthening of artificial joints have beneficial effects. However, if there are specific mechanical obstructions (such as impingement, loose bodies) stretching can actually flare up arthritic joints. One should always use common sense when engaging in a therapy program and consult with a physician if there is increasing pain and dysfunction. ...Read more

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36 yrs old & have hip osteoarthritis from injury long ago. 2nd surgery last year, pt & injection. Still pain. When is it ok to have hip replacement?

It is up to you: I believe when you no longer can live with pain. Having said that, you should understand this surgery may have to done again because your age, what kind of work you and many other condition. Some of those surgery could done were resurface the bone i will recommend that if possible. ...Read more

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What types of physical therapy should patients do after hip osteoarthritis?

What types of physical therapy should patients do after hip osteoarthritis?

Stretching: Stretching and strengthening are generally the best to help with arthritis of a joint. This doesn't "cure" the arthritis but a strong & flexible joint is better able to tolerate problems. ...Read more

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I have severe hip osteoarthritis want to play basketball am I crazy to wait for stem cells or drugs?

I have severe hip osteoarthritis want to play basketball am I crazy to wait for stem cells or drugs?

Consider Regenexx: You might want to see the doctors in your area that perform the regenexx stem cell therapies (the original docs are in colorado). They have the most research about their treatment algorithm and often will do a phone consult with you if you live far to determine how you might fair. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do weight lifting and weight bearing excercises if diagnosed with stage 2 knee and hip osteoarthritis ?

Is it ok to do weight lifting and weight bearing excercises if diagnosed with stage 2 knee and hip osteoarthritis ?

Yes: Your limitations will be based on your endurance limit and tolerance. The concept of saving the joint does not apply. Use it as much as you can. ...Read more

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