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Dupree Hip Replacement Recall
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
Knee arthroscopic surg. Aug.9 cannot walk/do house chores w/o major pain. Oa, 49. Do I need injections or knee replacement. Pain moves around kneecap?
Knee locking: You should have this discussion with your surgeon. If he does not give you a satisfactory answer and solution, it is okay to get a second opinion. ...Read more
No: These screws were designed for use in acl reconstructions. ...Read more
Age 77. Atrial fibrillation on warfarin etc.
2 hip replacements. Walking badly with arthritic knee. ? Continue or knee replacement.
2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?
Is there a wrist joint replacement? I've heard or knee and hip replacements, but not wrist replacements.
Yes: Wrist joints can also be replaced and just like hips and knees, the joints are made from metal and plastic. Unlike hip and knee replacements, they are not as durable and require more restrictions. Typically a 5 pound lifting limit is recommended. This procedure is best used in older, low demand women with rheumatoid arthritis. A wrist fusion or proximal row carpectomy are more common treatments. ...Read more
About to have 3rd knee arthroplasty, previous partial meniscectomy, & have mild chondromalacia patella. How many scopes before replacement?
Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?
Uncommon: Infection after tha is a known complication that occurs in 0.1-2% of hip replacement procedures. Factors that can affect this incidence include patient conditions such as obesity, diabetes, or immune system diseases, as well as the length of surgery time, wound closure methods, and experience of the surgeon. Some hospitals and surgeons have higher rates of infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but not often: Knee replacements can feel like "seizing" or "locking up" on rare occasions and they are usually not due to the device. The most likely phenomena you are experiencing is either "crepitus" or "clunk" which is when scar tissue surrounding the front of the knee gets trapped within the device creating a sensation of locking up. When severe enough, it can be alleviated by removing that scar tissue. ...Read more
Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
On Xeralto since 9/18/15, MRI shows 95% osteoarthritis so Ortho recommend knee replacement.also meniscus partial tear.Do I have surgery?Painw/shots!
This is judgement: You can always get a 2nd opinion. You will need to work with your cardiologist regarding the anticoagulations. We actually need to know a lot more to answer your inquiry. You can discuss the advice with your physician. A Rheumatologist could also be a good second opinion. ...Read more
I had an Oxford knee replacement done 7years ago. Now suffer with degenerative disc. Cani use an inversion table without damaging the knee replacemen?
Forceful bending: A total knee replacement that has not regained adequate knee flexion after surgery can by treated with a manipulation under anesthesia. This procedure involves the manual disruption of fibrous scar tissue that can sometimes develop within the knee joint. Dedicated range of motion exercises, with a physical therapist and done independently, are critical to the success of this procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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