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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?

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.

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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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My friend had hip replacement is cycling okay for him as he is worried about possible dislocation?

My friend had hip replacement is cycling okay for him as he is worried about possible dislocation?

No problem: As long as the hip components are well positioned and the seat height is appropriately adjusted you should not have a problem.

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How common is a hip replacement dislocation or loosening. I have a new citation by stryker and want to know the long term risks?

How common is a hip replacement dislocation or loosening. I have a new citation by stryker and want to know the long term risks?

Not common: With current techniques, regardless of the approach used for your surgery, the possiblity of dislocation or loosening of components is very low. The chance of either event is less than 1% in most recent research. The device you have has a long track record of good results, and is not likely to dislocate or loosen if you take good care of it. Consult with your surgeon about recommended activities.

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What could cause dislocation of hip replacement revision 10 weeks post-op? Good 6wk check. No fall involved.

What could cause dislocation of hip replacement revision 10 weeks post-op? Good 6wk check. No fall involved.

Many factors: Many factors play a role in a post op hip dislocation specially after revision, poor soft tissue envelope, week muscles position of the components. Need to be properly evaluated so corrective action can be taken.

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Are there any post treatments recommended after a hip replacement surgery to lower the risks of dislocation?

Are there any post treatments recommended after a hip replacement surgery to lower the risks of dislocation?

They depend on the-: -approach used, either posterior or anterior. But 4 post, no internal rotation of the hip or crossing legs. These R basic. Ant. Avoid external rotation of the hip. Each of these mimic the way the hip is dislocated @ surgery. Be sure to ask your surgeon about this, he/ she is the person to ask.

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Besides hip dislocation and hip fracture, what are other side effects of hip replacement surgery?

Besides hip dislocation and hip fracture, what are other side effects of hip replacement surgery?

Notable risks: Blood clot - in legs or lungs infection fracture of femur loosening or wear of the implant over time (think of your new hip like tires on your car, more miles = less time that they last) nerve injury bleeding change in leg length.

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How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

6 months: At least 6 months. The person you want to ask that question is the orthopedic surgeon doing the hip replacement. He/she should make the call. Also, the ortho doc will probably cover you with antibiotics to prevent infection of the hip replacement. Also make sure the liposuction doc knows about the hip replacement.

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What do I do when percocet 7.5/325 don't always work for the ppain from a dbl hip replacement?

What do I do when percocet 7.5/325 don't always work for the ppain from a dbl hip replacement?

Talk with doc: Percocet is a strong narcotic and you should be getting further recommendations from your treating surgeon. It's best to have the operating surgeon know about your pain, so he/she is aware and can direct treatment appropriately. Especially when narcotics are involved.

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How dangerous is a hip replacement?

How dangerous is a hip replacement?

Very safe: Statistically, only 2-3% of patients will have a problem or complication after surgery that could require readmission to the hospital or further surgery.

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What can I expect after a hip replacement?

Buttocks pain: Buttocks muscle pain from surgery sixweeks also hip abductotrs muscle on side of hip that pul leg away will be sore you canwalk the next day the groinpain fromarthriris gets better quickly after.

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What does it mean to have a hip replacement?

What does it mean to have a hip replacement?

An artificial hip: The hip joint consists of a ball and socket formed of bone and cartilage. The diseased bone is removed and a new ball and socket, usually made out of metal and plastic is inserted surgically. The new hip, while mechanical, works in a manner very close to a normal hip joint.

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Metal on metal hip replacement causing pain?

Metal on metal hip replacement causing pain?

Possible: Some patients experience a local tissue reactionto the metal on metal implant not seen with other implant combinations. Other patients can have pain due to metal debri esp. If there is damage to the polished surface. All hip replacemens can hurt from loosening, infection and stress reactions to name a few.

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What are good alternatives to hip replacement?

What are good alternatives to hip replacement?

Therapy: Unfortunately, there are few good alternatives to severe arthritis of the hip. Medications, therapy and activity modification may help symptoms, but the only definitive treatment is usually surgery.

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Could a person have more than 1 hip replacement?

Yes: Unfortunately, hip replacement can become loose or wear out with time. While most last decades, some need to be redone much sooner. Almost all hips can be revised if necessary, but the surgery is more complex and often doesn't come out as well as the first time.

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What is exactly involved with a hip replacement?

Total hip involves: Total hip replacement involves replacing the ball and socket joint of the hip. The ball (femoral head) is removed and replaced with a metal stem and ball (the ball can be metal, ceramic, or oxinium). The acetabulum (socket) is removed of diseased cartilage and a metal cup is inserted. Within the cup, a liner is placed. For more information, contact your doctor to learn more.

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What is the definition or description of: hip replacement?

What is the definition or description of: hip replacement?

Total Hip: 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" part of the pelvis.

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What is the recommended minimum age for a hip replacement?

What is the recommended minimum age for a hip replacement?

Depends: While certain diagnoses such as osteoarthritis typically cause hip pain later in life, some problems such as avascular necrosis, dysplasia, or perthes may cause pain earlier. While there is no minimum age, we typically recommend waiting as long as possible because the implants have a finite life span, and revision surgery can be complicated.

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Which alternatives to hip replacement are considered effective?

Preservation doctor: Hip arthroscopy can be very helpful for mild to moderate arthritis. Should exercise to maintain motion as best possible. Symptomatic care with medication and injections help pain. Work with orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip preservation surgery. This is not just joint replacement but all other forms of care.

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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.

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What are contraindications for exercise after someone has recovered from a hip replacement?

What are contraindications for exercise after someone has recovered from a hip replacement?

PT consult: Is necessary for a comprehesive rehabilitation program. Most will start with gentle, passive range of motion coupleled with ultrasound or heat treatments. No vigorous walking, lifting, bending or aerobics until cleared by PT.

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more