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Could being double jointed affect hip replacement success?

Could being double jointed affect hip replacement success?

It might.: Assuming you mean that you are very flexible and have more motion in your joints than "normal, " you could be at increased risk for hip dislocation after surgery if you are not careful. Typically a hip will dislocate, "the ball comes out of the socket, " when the hip is put in an extreme position. Please talk to your doctor about what will be allowed after surgery or go to aaos.Org. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Does being double jointed affect the sucess of hip replacement surgery?

Does being double jointed affect the sucess of hip replacement surgery?

Ligament laxity: If the joint goes beyond the acceptable range of motion for its stability, as it can with ligament laxity, it can be more prone to dislocate. ...Read more

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How could you know if you have dislocated your prosthetic hip joint after hip replacement surgery?

How could you know if you have dislocated your prosthetic hip joint after hip replacement surgery?

These Symptoms: Prosthetic hip dislocation is usually but not universally a dramatic, painful event. There is usually deformity (shortening of the leg), pain and the inability to walk. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective joint care supplement following hip replacement?

What would be a highly effective joint care supplement following hip replacement?

None needed: Once a hip joint has been replaced, there is really no additional supplement that will be needed. Your body will continue to produce the synovial fluid necessary to lubricate the artificial joint. Otc joint care supplements can help the native (non-replaced) joints if there is any arthritis. ...Read more

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I had a total hip replacement 11/07. I am having pain in my hip joint area. Saw the surghe said no clue hip shows very little wear. What is causing pa?

Irritation: Hip pain after tha can be caused by irritation of tendons, muscles, bursa, bone, or the joint lining (synovium). Most common location is groin, buttock, or thigh. Unexplained pain can be evaluated by examining joint fluid, injecting local anesthetics into specific areas, MRI scan, and sometimes metal ion levels in the blood. Some implants can create specific clinical causes of pain. ...Read more

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What could cause groin pain and joint pain 8 months after total hip replacement?

What could cause groin pain and joint pain 8 months after total hip replacement?

A socket problem...: Groin pain could be failure of the socket implant to achieve bone ingrowth, which means it is loose. Another common cause is tendinitis of the psoas tendon. This can be treated with nsaids, injection of steroid into the tendon sheath, or surgery to relieve impingement. ...Read more

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What is a proper exercise for me? I had lots of issues with chronic pain due to hip replacement and osteoarthritis in my joints. I take medication for

What is a proper exercise for me? I had lots of issues with chronic pain due to hip replacement and osteoarthritis in my joints. I take medication for

Manage OA: Walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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I had a total hip replacement on 11/27/2007. I am having pain in my hip joint area. I saw the surgeon and he said no clue as my hip shows very little wear. What should I do?

Several causes: Pain after total hip can be from several sources. These include bursitis on the outside of the hip, tendonitis inside the hip, synovitis (inflammation) of the lining of the hip, loosening of the implant, or infection. Material wear from the implant may cause unusual pain. An orthopedic surgeon knowledgeable about these conditions should be able to help but it might require some additional tests. ...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?

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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My son needs a hip replacement after 15 years with broken ball joint.Are there any clinics in fresno. He has no insurance he can barely walk .Is there any low income clinics for ortho at fresno community

My son needs a hip replacement  after 15 years with broken ball joint.Are there any clinics in fresno. He has no insurance he can barely walk .Is there any low income clinics for ortho at fresno community

Hello, : Hello, i would consider contacting these clinics. They should at least be able to get you started even though they are not likely to do hip replacement surgery. West fresno community health center 302 fresno st. Fresno, ca – 93706. 559-457-5700 j bullard community health center 6011 n. Fresno st. Ste 115, fresno, ca – 93710. 559-457-6800 divisadero community health center - fresno fresno, ca – 93701. 559-457-5919. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Joint Hypermobility (Definition)

Joint hypermobility, also known as double joints, is a clinical finding in which a person's joints are more flexible than normal, resulting in the ability to extend joints beyond where they are typically able to. This is more common in conditions ...Read more