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Doctor insights on: Double Hip Replacement Surgery And Recovery

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How complicated is the recovery for double hip replacement surgery?

How complicated is the recovery for double hip replacement surgery?

Not easy: Obviously there are potential complications from a medical point of view. The recovery for a hip replacement takes several months to decrease pain, increase motion, increase strength and gradually normalize your gait. After this procedure, one can improve for 6-12 months afterward I would suggest doing only one side at a time due to the extensive surgery and recovery.

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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What is hip recovery time after getting a hip replacement surgery?

What is hip recovery time after getting a hip replacement surgery?

4 to 6 weeks: All depend upon what kind of prosthesis is used and what surgical approach. The mallority of the time now you can get out of bed the followind day of the surgery and start ambulation with a walker and in 2 to 3 weeks can graduate to a 4 prone cane, pt is usually helpful and you can be independent in 2 months.

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Recovery after hip replacement surgery is relatively short, correct?

Recovery after hip replacement surgery is relatively short, correct?

Yes: Recovery from hip replacement is short involving assisted walking, falls prevention, and general strengthening. The leg may hurt and swell for a few weeks after surgery, so pushing it too fast is unwise. In general, though, mobility returns quickly.

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Which type of recovery should I expect after hip replacement surgery?

Excellent: When arthritis or other problem leads to deterioration of the hip, pain is interfering with activities of daily living, and conservative care isn't working, then a hip replacement is a good surgical option. It can be done from the front or back and 95% do well. Risks include infection, instability, limb length discrepancy, nerve damage, and blood clots, but these are infrequent (<5%). Most do well.

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What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

Depends: The type of hip surgery will dictate. The type of implant and approach affect the recovery as well. Anterior approach returns to function faster about 2 weeks vs posterior which can take 6 weeks or more.

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How to avoid double hip replacement surgery after a person gets the first one?

How to avoid double hip replacement surgery after a person gets the first one?

Lose weight: Depends on a lot of factors. Weight loss is helpful. Avoid excess pounding (running, tennis, etc) don't get older! .

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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.

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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 is hip replacement surgery for?

Hip replacement: Tha is primarily done for painful deformity from irregular hip ball and socket. Arthritis, trauma, avn, scfe, perthes, among other developmental diseases can be the culprit.

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Tell me about hip replacement surgery?

Tell me about hip replacement surgery?

I will: T h r is a surgery done to eliminate the pain from the hip sequence to arthritis; the hip joint is ball and socket joint. Usually the socket cover by polyethylene and the thigh bone (femur replaced) by metal prosthesis, usually the result is very good and the surgery is easy to do.

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How expensive is a hip replacement surgery?

How expensive is a hip replacement surgery?

Insurance covers: Price differs in different parts of the country. There is also cost of hospitalization and anesthesia and rehab. get insurance.

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How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

Generally safe: Hip replacement surgery is a common and safe operation but does have risks. Risks include medical complications (blood clots, stroke, etc), anesthetic complications, and surgical complications (infection, dislocation, nerve or blood vessel injury, fracture, leg length discrepancy). A careful pre operative assessment should be made for each invididual patient to understand and manage the risks.

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Will a hip replacement surgery be a big help?

Will a hip replacement surgery be a big help?

I think a lot: Depends upon why you are considering the surgery, what your current level of pain and disability is and what your goals are. These are questions that anyone considering joint replacement or any surgical procedure for an arthritis related issue must ask. 37 brings in an extra set of factors as most 37 year olds will expect to have a life expectancy that exceeds the projected survival of the joint.

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How does hip replacement surgery usually work?

Very well!: Seriously, hip replacement refers the procedure in which the "ball and socket" are replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. The surgery is done over 300, 000/year in the USA alone and the results are excellent. The recovery is relatively quick and the relief is almost immediate for many.

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What to do about hip replacement surgery question.?

What to do about hip replacement surgery question.?

Pain relief: The primary indication for hip replacement surgery is pain relief. I would caution a young person to strongly consider non surgical management, but it is difficult to make recommendations without reviewing any imaging studies that may be available.

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How do you know when to do hip replacement surgery?

Personal choice: Hip replacement surgery is an elective surgical procedure. Your doctor can tell you you are a candidate based on your symptoms and hip xray. People respond differently to pain and physical limitations from hip arthritis. I tell my patients that either the pain or the disability will be severe enough, to them, to ask for the surgery. Not everyone wants surgery, and lives with the symptoms.

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Is it true that hip replacement surgery that painful?

Is it true that hip replacement surgery that painful?

It depends: If you are comparing it to a knee replacement or a shoulder replacement then the answer is "no it is probably not that painful." however, the length of recovery is quite dependent on other variables, including patient factors, surgical factors and postop therapy factors that may make the experience more or less painful.

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What are possible risks from 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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Do broken femurs make you need hip replacement surgery?

Do broken femurs make you need hip replacement surgery?

Sometimes: A replacement is used when the upper portion of the femur is broken and out of place and usually reserved for older patients. Most younger patients would have the fracture fixed and watch it for late complications like arthritis or collapse.

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When should someone get revision hip-replacement surgery?

When old THA fails.: Depending on when the hip was replaced and what was used, THAs will usually last for quite a while. However, THAs do fail. When they do fail, the symptoms may include pain, instability, or inability to walk. There may be grinding, clicking, or other similar symptoms. If you have a concern, please see your orthopedic doctor.