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Dupree Hip Replacement Recall
I had a hip replacement a yr ago. The hip has had a recall. I'm having these sores pop up another Dr said they are bed sorescan this be from recallhip?
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
What's the difference between the stryker accolade hip replacement device that has been recalled and the stryker accolade ii?
Hip replacement: Http://www. Stryker. Com/en-us/products/orthopaedics/hipreplacement/index. Htm.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could there have been any recalls on hip replacement products from 'ortho development' the surgery was 6-612.?
Should look at FDA: I know of no current recalls but that doesn't mean there isn't one. Check on the FDA website as well as call the company. Every company keeps a log of what implants are implant and who they're used in. This helps follow through on recalls. Likely if you haven't been contacted then your ok but that's not 100%.
Preop hip: Eat healthy, don't go on a diet, stop smoking if you smoke, get your blood levels checked and treat any underlying anemia, have yourself checked for staphylococcus colonization and get decolonized as needed, use hibiclens wipes, clean up your house to make sure its safe when you get home.See 1 more doctor answer
Improved pain!: Everyone progresses differently after surgery. For the most part, patients transition from a walker to a cane by 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. Hip precautions are removed by 6 weeks. Return to driving and work between 4-6 weeks. Contact your doctor to learn more!See 1 more doctor answer
See a specialist: The first thing you should do is talk to your orthopaedic surgeon and tell him or her the problem you are having. If you are unable to get the answers you need there, you need to seek a 2nd opinion. Find an orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in adult reconstruction. University health systems are a good place to start. You'll need new x-rays and an infection work-up for evaluation & treatment.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Hip replacement usually for arthritis which is more common in people in their 80s. Age is less important than general health. Many articles have been written describing excellent results in patients up into their 90s. You should have a cardiology evasluation, but if you are in good health and unable to do what you want to do because of hip pain, then hip replacement is reasonable.See 5 more doctor answers