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Hip Orif Precautions
What would cause upper inner thigh swelling. I am 3 yrs post hip-orif, still in pain walking with 2 canes.?
See your surgeon: 3 years post-op orif hip fx. W/ persistent pain and swelling warrants an evaluation by your surgeon. Infection, blood clot, painful hardare or non-union of the fracture could al explain this. Would help to know what u have:tfn, cannulated screws, bipolar, etc? See your ors for an evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: Your surgeon will give you an estimate on this time, and it depends on your overall health, the degree of joint damage, the type of hip prosthesis being placed. The range is a few days to a few weeks. Technology such as the navigator ct system can decrease surgical swelling and lead to earlier ambulation. Take friend/family and ask about navigator system. Be well. ...Read more
Probably: I would check with your surgeon, but an ERCP would be generally safe to do in a patient who had hip surgery, preferably after about 6 weeks. You would want to check also if you need antibiotics around the time of the procedure as well. ...Read more
Not good: Many of india's best doctors come here and even then only 50-60% maybe less can pass the licensing test that 93% of us docs pass. U have no recourse if something goes wrong and no idea what they will do for u if it does go bad. U may want to look at conservative measures like wt loss and glucosamine for now. Soon u will be required to buy health insurance by law and then have the surgery. ...Read more
Hip surgery on right hip. How long will you be laid up. And what can you do and not do after surgey. It wasnot broken its needs to be replaced.
It is actually minimaly invasive also called non invasive
replacement of arthritic hip is done through a 3-5 inch incision instead of traditional 10-12 inch incision.
There is less pain and early recovery. Patients can go home 3 days after surgery and resume driving in4 to 6 weeks, there is faster healing and minimal scar. But if a surgeon finds difficulty he can enlarge the incision. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what type of hip surgery is being done. Total hip replacement may have specific problems that include fracture, nerve injury, vascular injury, low blood pressure. Post surgery complications can include: infection, dislocation, fracture, implant rejection, blood clots, leg length problems, pain, or loss, transfusion reactions. Ask your surgeon for specific questions. ...Read more
Walking, etc: After hip surgery, for the most part, there is transient weakness of the hip abductor and hip extensors. Therefore, after surgery, a program of walking with abductor and gluteal strengthening exercises is typically recommended. You will want to check with a surgeon on when to begin this program. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the type of hip surgery procedure that was done. Best to address this with your surgeon. Outside of hip replacement or some major procedure like a corrective osteotomy (cutting and realigning the bones around the hip), most other hip surgeries probably woundnt limit your ability to have intercourse. ...Read more
Your surgeon: And your hospital and therapy team. Make sure they are experts and routinely do your procedure. ...Read more
"last week I had dhs hip surgery, I want know what is life hereafter, how to get cured soon and safe, also tell me what are risks after this surgery?
Hip fracture: It's very difficult to predict. You're young and the amount of displacement of the hip at the time of surgery predicts the chance of femoral head necrosis (death). If the neck heals, you can predict that you should have reasonable function with development of early, traumatic arthritis. If it does not heal, you may need an osteotomy. If the hip dies, you will need a total hip replacement. ...Read more
Depends: This really depends on the type of hip surgery. You need to speak with your orthopedic surgeon who knows your surgical history and can provide you guidance. ...Read more
6 months: It depends on the type and severity of the fracture. Generally 12 weeks to heal & 12 weeks of rehab. ...Read more
See your doctor: Usually after major surgery you may have limited range of motion and I advised against attempting any exercise routine on your own without proper instruction and guidance. Please follow up with the Surgeon and follow their instructions. Its likely that you will at some point start a specific physical therapy regimen to address the muscles affected by your surgery. ...Read more