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Is feeling fatigued common after total hip replacement surgery on one hip?

Is feeling fatigued common after total hip replacement surgery on one hip?

Yes: It takes a lot of energy to heal after surgery. The feeling should subside after one to two months. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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After total hip replacement surgery, is it normal for the operated leg to be a little bit longer than the good one?

After total hip replacement surgery, is it normal for the operated leg to be a little bit longer than the good one?

Can be: While i wouldn't call it normal, leg lengthening is a potential result of total hip replacement and can be no big deal or a significant disability. Leg lengthening has become less common with newer implants and surgical techniques. Significant lengthening can be balanced with a heel lift in the other shoe. ...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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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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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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How can I control pain after total hip replacement surgery?

How can I control pain after total hip replacement surgery?

Medication: Pain after total hip replacement is expected and will be most severe the first day or two after surgery. It can be easily managed with perioperative narcotic pain medicines. After discharge from the hospital, most patients will take pain medication for 2-4 weeks and then not require more than a tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil occasionally. The pain after tha should be resolved with in 6 weeks in most patients. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from total hip replacement surgery?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from total hip replacement surgery?

3 months: The arthritis pain is gone immediately, but it takes about 6 weeks to feel better than you did before surgery. Three months to return to all normal activities. I tell patients that it will be a year before you reach maximal improvement. ...Read more

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What is the maximum weight a 6 foot 3 inch male can be for total hip replacement surgery?

What is the maximum weight a 6 foot 3 inch male can be for total hip replacement surgery?

Depends on your MD: We don't do surgery on patients with a bmi above 38, primarily because the implant companies are not going to stand behind their implants when they are put in the morbidly obese. At 6'3" the limit is 304 lbs in our practice. ...Read more

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Having pain in hip after total hip replacement 5 weeks after surgery. Recommended by Dr. Therapy?

Depends: cemented or cementless? cementless sometimes takes awhile to grow in. groin or thigh pain will differentiate stem from the acetabulum.PT may help some ...Read more

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Leg swelling after i had a total hip replacement surgery. Did they do wrong?

Leg swelling after i had a total hip replacement surgery. Did they do wrong?

Not unusual: It is very common to get leg swelling after total hip or knee replacement. Of course, swelling with pain can be a sign of DVT (deep venous thrombosis) ..Also described by some as "blood clots". This should be evaluated by your doctor. Painless swelling will often resolve after a few months. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Total Hip Replacement (Definition)

Replacement of hip ball and socket...Or ...Read more