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10 months post resurfacing. Second hip. No problems after first but this time i find it impossible to walk more than 1km without sever pain in bottom?

10 months post resurfacing. Second hip. No problems after first but this time i find it impossible to walk more than 1km without sever pain in bottom?

Not in favor of....: Resurfacing. May give some time to some patients, but results are to variable and it simply delays the need for a total hip. However, in truth, the loocation of pain may not be hip, and your maintain may be muscular (piriformis) or bursal. A hip injection is also a consideration. Arthritis of the hip, if appeciable cartilage loss is present, needs a total hip. ...Read more

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How fast should I expect to recover after hip resurfacing? How long will it be before i can expect a complete recovery after hip resurfacing? .

Let me explain: Usually will be in the hospital for at most three days, they get you up the second and will sent home with pt at home. It depend in general health, you should able to walk in three weeks. Complete recovery in about three month. ...Read more

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How fast should I expect to recover after hip resurfacing? How long will it be before i can expect a complete recovery after hip resurfacing? .

6-10 weeks: You should be about 90% recovered at 6 weeks and see improvement for several more months. Most people return to normal activities at the 6-10 week time frame. Surface replacement can often require a larger incision and dissection than tha and could lead to a slightly longer recovery. ...Read more

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Has the fda appproved hip resurfacing? I have never heard of hip resurfacing. Is this procedure approved by the fda? .

Yes. : Yes. Hip resurfacing has been approved since 2007. It has been done extensively in the uk and australia. For some younger, active patients, the best course of action is often total hip resurfacing. Since the head of the femur is preserved, hip resurfacing conserves more of the bone. This is largely due to the fact that instead of removing the head completely, it is shaped to accept an anatomically sized metal sphere. And there is no large stem to go down the central part of the femur. Also, the surface of the socket, acetabulum, is resurfaced and replaced with a metal shell that is pressed directly into the bone. Hip resurfacing is intended for young, active adults who are under 60 years of age and in need of a hip replacement. There are certain causes of hip arthritis that result in extreme deformity of either the head of the femur or the acetabulum. These cases are usually not candidates for hip resurfacing. ...Read more

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Is hip resurfacing better than hip replacement? I am looking into my options when it comes to hip replacement. Is hip resurfacing better? .

Is hip resurfacing better than hip replacement? I am looking into my options when it comes to hip replacement.  Is hip resurfacing better?

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No: In general, hip resurfacing in women has a higher failure rate than total hip replacement. It is more dependent on the size of the components, but most data shows women with higher failure rates after hip resurfacing. Hip resurfacing is metal-on-metal and generates metal ions whihc can be toxic in high doses. Most surgeons have abandoned hip resurfacing bc of the complications. ...Read more

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Will I have staples after hip resurfacing? What will the sutures be after hip resurfacing? Staples or stitches? .

Will I have staples after hip resurfacing? What will the sutures be after hip resurfacing?  Staples or stitches?

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Up to your surgeon: The choice of skin closure method is surgeon dependent. Many surgeons use skin staples, but more and more surgeons will use sutures under the skin and a medical "superglue" with steristrips to close their surgical incisions. Ask your surgeon re the pros and cons. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between hip resurfacing and total hip replacement?

What is the main difference between hip resurfacing and total hip replacement?

Femur and bearing: A hip resurfacing and total hip both involve relining the inside of the socket. A resurfacing does not remove the entire head, but rather caps the head with a cemented metal piece. A total hip does replace the entire head, and the head is attached to a piece of metal that goes down inside the femur 5 - 6". A critical difference is that a resurfacing requires a metal on-metal bearing (bad idea). ...Read more

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Could someone tell me how much pain I will be in after a hip replacement or hip resurfacing surgery?

Could someone tell me how much pain I will be in after a hip replacement or hip resurfacing surgery?

Variable: Pain after hip replacement or resurfacing varies. The typical patient after hip replacement realizes immediate relief of their arthritis pain. Their surgical pain can range from minimal to significant, but this pain is of course just temporary and can be appropriately treated with pain medication as needed. Regular icing of the hip after surgery is very beneficial. ...Read more

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