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Delayed Memory Recall After Total Hip Replacement
Medication: Pain after total hip replacement is expected and will be most severe the first day or two after surgery. It can be easily managed with perioperative narcotic pain medicines. After discharge from the hospital, most patients will take pain medication for 2-4 weeks and then not require more than a tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil occasionally. The pain after tha should be resolved with in 6 weeks in most patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
After total hip replacement, what should be the exercises to do to rehabilitate? Would you recommend water exercises? How much time after surgery?
Varies: You would want to check with your surgeon. Most of the time you do need to limit your activities to some degree, particularly if you have a press fit hip in which bony ingrowth is needed to provide long term stability of the implant. For a period of time you also need to be careful not to put yourself in a position in which you might dislocate your hip. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Femoral implant: Depending on what type of metal implant was used, the implant may be far stiffer than young femur, which can create thigh pain when you do a maneuver that forces your femur to flex. The other cause could be a loose implant. If the implant is moving still inside the femur it will hurt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wear debris: The most common cause of loosening is from the reaction of the bone to the wear particles from the metal and plastic implant. All mechanical devices produce wear particles and your hip is no exception. These particles case a resorption of bone called "lysis". Loosening can also be caused by infection. Sometimes a fall can cause a fracture around an implant and this may loosen the component. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is leg length discrepancy measured after total hip replacement? How long should one wait to evaluate?
Let me explain: Limb length discrepancy can be measured by a physician during a physical examination and through x-rays. Usually, the physician measures the level of the hips when the patient is standing barefoot. A series of measured wooden blocks may be placed under the short leg until the hips are leveled.If the physician believes a more precise measurement is needed, he or she may use x-rays. (scanogram). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After total hip replacement surgery, is it normal for the operated leg to be a little bit longer than the good one?
Can be: While i wouldn't call it normal, leg lengthening is a potential result of total hip replacement and can be no big deal or a significant disability. Leg lengthening has become less common with newer implants and surgical techniques. Significant lengthening can be balanced with a heel lift in the other shoe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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