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Joint infection after total hip replacement surgery commone or negligent?

Joint infection after total hip replacement surgery commone or negligent?

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 more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery imporant?

Is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery  imporant?

Very important: Therapy is important after knee replacement in order to regain all of your range of motion and in order to work on strengthening the knee so that you can have a normal gait (walk normally without a limp.). ...Read more

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What would cause knee locking up after total knee replacement?

What would cause knee locking up after total knee replacement?

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

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Symptoms of a loosened knee replacement?

Symptoms of a loosened knee replacement?

Pain and swelling: Implant loosening causes pain, especially with weight bearing. The knee generally will make more lubricating fluid as well, causing swelling. ...Read more

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Can a menisectomy, extruded meniscus stage 3 osteoarthritis lead to an earlier total knee replacement?

Can a menisectomy, extruded meniscus stage 3 osteoarthritis lead to an earlier total knee replacement?

Yes: If you have stage 3 oa, you have lost much of the cartilage on that side of the knee. If the rest of the knee is normal, there are options such as osteotomy or partial knee replacement that can work well if medical treatments or injections do not keep you comfortable. ...Read more

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What is involved in knee manipulation after total knee replacement surgery?

What is involved in  knee manipulation after total knee replacement surgery?

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 more

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Woud you please discuss the complications of soft bone after total hip replacement surgery?

Woud you please discuss the complications of soft bone after total hip replacement surgery?

Fracture: The biggest issue with soft bone (osteoporosis) is fracture during implant insertion. Therefore, i'd recommend having a hybrid hip replacement, in which the femoral component is cemented in place. ...Read more

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How important is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?

How important is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?

Extremely important: Physical therapy is crucial for full functional recovery after a total knee replacement. I believe that therapy should start as soon as possible, ideally the day after your surgery. Physical therapy should include soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and strengthening exercises. Finding a skilled physical therapist is key to a complete recovery after receiving your new knee joint. ...Read more

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What movements are contraindicated following a total hip replacement?

What movements are contraindicated following a total hip replacement?

Anterior total hip: No specific hip precautions for a direct anterior approach hip replacement. Patient can bend over immediately to tie his/her shoes. ...Read more

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Can listeriosis infection affect a total knee replacement after 3 months of the surgery?

Can listeriosis infection affect a total knee replacement after 3 months of the surgery?

Unusual pathogen: Risk of prosthetic joint infection is influenced by many modifiers pre/postoperatively. The success of your prosthetic joint in highly dependent of some routine health observation; dental, genitourinary, GI etc. Listeria M. is not a usual pathogen in PJIs. if you are worried about the possibility of infection please contact your surgeon ASAP for proper evaluation. Take care ! ...Read more

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How important is therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery ?

How important is  therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery ?

Very: Therapy is critical after replacement to restore your motion and rebuild strength. I would not perform surgery if i felt a patient would not perform or be unable to do therapy afterwards. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to recover after knee joint replacement?

What is the procedure to recover after knee joint replacement?

Varies: Varies from person to person and surgeon to surgeon, but in general patients are through most of there soreness over 10-14 days and doing well at 8-12 weeks. Sometimes sooner, sometimes longer. ...Read more

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10 weeks post op from patella femoral replacement. I'm experiencing burning medial of the patella and crutching at the top of patella. Call surgeon?

10 weeks post op from patella femoral replacement. I'm experiencing burning medial of the patella and crutching at the top of patella. Call surgeon?

Yes: Crunching or crepitus is common after reconstructive surgery and not to worry unless it is painful or there is an associated catch or clunk. The burning pain is not unusual but you may need more PT to improve your muscle balance and function. Of course, if you have redness, increased swelling, fever, drainage or any wound problem. seek immediate attention. ...Read more

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What causes extreme crunching under the patella nine months after total knee replacement?

What causes extreme crunching under the patella nine months after total knee replacement?

Not sure what....: ..."extreme crunching" is, but if that knee was operated on nine months ago, you need to see your surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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

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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Is it normal to have leg swelling after total hip replacement surgery?

Is it normal to have leg swelling after total hip replacement surgery?

Can be very normal: Leg swelling after hip replacement can occur for up to 3 months after surgery. I recommend my patients use compression hose, knee high, for 3 months post-op, with periodic leg elevation above heart and head 3x/day x 20-30 minutes. Also, do not be up on the leg too much too soon after surgery. Allow your body to heal. If swelling persists and pain increases with it, then call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?

Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?

Depends: If your kneecap is popping in and out, this is a problem with the surgery and likely will not cause a meniscus tear. But if your knee itself is subluxating/popping out (rare), this certainly could cause a meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Replacement (Definition)

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee. The bottom end of the thigh bone(femur), the upper end of the shin bone(tibia) and the undersurface ...Read more