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How can you increase the life expectancy of an artificial hip replacement?

How can you increase the life expectancy of an artificial hip replacement?

Try these tips: The life expectancy of a total hip replacement may be extended under favorable circumstances including avoiding impact activities like running, avoiding gainings weight, or loosing excess weight, and limiting the number of cycles the hip goes through. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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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Who may be a candidate for artificial hip replacement?

Who may be a candidate for artificial hip replacement?

Patients with pain: When pain is severe enough and is not controlled with non-operative therapy, hip replacement is a possibility. Age and medication conditions sometimes preclude surgery, but this is not common. ...Read more

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My pain has increased since hip surgery. What could have happened? I have the same pain, in the same places after a hip replacement. The pain is worse than prior to surgery. Could the dr. Have misdiagnosed? Or made a mistake during the surgery? He sen

My pain has increased since hip surgery.  What could have happened? I have the same pain, in the same places after a hip replacement.  The pain is worse than prior to surgery.  Could the dr. Have misdiagnosed? Or made a mistake during the surgery?  He sen

Tha : Tha indications for hip replacement are very specific and guidelines exits for the ortho's and the rheumatologist .So if you revieved o you had an explanation of why you needed the surgery , that ought to clarify your doubt about the misdiagnosis . As far as the same pain is concerned . Same pain , not necesary might mean same problem . You could have severe osteoarthritis of the hip and have pain and then have problems with the prostesis and the pain might be similar . So an assesment of the pain now needs to clarify , why you have it , a carefull interrogation to evaluate when, where, why, irradiation , etc to define where the pain is comming from and try lo find for a solution depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Fit 54 y, hip replacement, 12 weeks post: increased disability/pain; pain on change of position; abnormal painful walking. Prosthesis placement good?

Fit 54 y, hip replacement, 12 weeks post: increased disability/pain; pain on change of position; abnormal painful walking. Prosthesis placement good?

Don't Know: Worsening symptoms 3 months after a hip replacement can mean anything from simply overdoing it in rehab or having inadequate rehab to having an infection. You should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Does artificial hip replacement require a leg amputation if the bone broken?

Broken bones: If u break your artificial hip you usually get it fixed not your leg amputated. ...Read more

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What is the average life of a hip replacement? What causes them to wear out?

What is the average life of a hip replacement? What causes them to wear out?

Hip prosthetic life: Today's hip implants should last 20 to 30 years. But factors such as activity and patient size may shortened the life expectancy. ...Read more

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Will having a hip replacement result in problems in my sexual life?

NO: You will be able to resume a sexual life. However, there are some precautions that will need to followed. Please discuss acceptable positions for sex after hip replacement. Aaos.Com is another source of information regarding sexual positions after hip replacement. ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more