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Doctor insights on: Is It Common To Have A Blood Ttansfusion After A Hip Replacrment Surgery

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Is it common to have a blood ttansfusion after a hip replacrment surgery?

Is it common to have a blood ttansfusion after a hip replacrment surgery?

No, but it happens.: No, the majority of patients do not need blood transfusion after hip replacement. Every patient is a little different, and there can be multiple reasons for doing a blood transfusion. Aside from replacing intraoperative blood losses, if you started the operation with a low blood count, having a blood transfusion may lower the risk of certain cardiac complications as you recover. ...Read more

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How common is it to have pain after a month from hip replacement?

How common is it to have pain after a month from hip replacement?

Normal: Yes, everyone varies in their recovery but i expect some pain anywhere from 6weeks to 3months after surgery. For some people it may even take up to a full year to recover completely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a patient to be diagnosed with dementia 16 days after a knee replacement surgery? After 6 months of pre-opt tests?

Is it possible for a patient to be diagnosed with dementia 16 days after a knee replacement surgery? After 6 months of pre-opt tests?

Yes: Dementia is not detectable on pre-operative tests. Also, it may not have been evident. Sometimes a person may be in the early stages of dementia and then develop full blown manifestations of dementia after a severe illness, an operation, a major life trauma. ...Read more

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Is a blood transfusion required when having a total knee replacement?

Is a blood transfusion required when having a total knee replacement?

Rarely: A vast majority of knee replacement surgeries can safely be performed without the need for blood transfusion. Many surgeons employ a peri-operative patient blood management system that addresses the concern about transfusions prior to, during and after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a patient who is going to have a blood transfusion?

What is the procedure for a patient who is going to have a blood transfusion?

Be informed: For transfusion the main preparation is to have the right information from your doctor and sign a consent for any adverse reaction that may happen during or after the procedure. Usually transfusion is needed when the patient clinical symptoms and laboratory findings show a deficiency in a blood component that must be corrected urgently. Then the appropriate product and dose is transfused. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an infection in or around a artificial knee joint for a couple years and it never be detected in blood work?

Is it possible to have an infection in or around a artificial knee joint for a couple years and it never be detected in blood work?

Unlikely: If you did not have fever, redness, pain and swelling of the knee, then it was not likely to be infected. You do not have infection that long without major problems developing long before 2 years. ...Read more

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Can a surgeon ethically drop a patient & cancel a scheduled surgery due to patient's injury lead to a pending lawsuit? I am in desperate need of a hip replacement due to traumatic impact to the hip from a fall. My case is pending and it looks like there

Can a surgeon ethically drop a patient & cancel a scheduled surgery due to patient's injury lead to a pending lawsuit? I am in desperate need of a hip replacement due to traumatic impact to the hip from a fall.  My case is pending and it looks like there

This : This is a difficult question to answer. If a person is having a true medical or surgical emergency, then there are laws that require a hospital and a doctor to take care of that emergency problem for the patient. If it is an elective, non-emergency condition, then it is up to the doctor or surgeon and their personal and office policies as to what services they will offer or accept. It is not uncommon for medical or surgical offices to not accept a medical lien from an attorney's office or third party injury insurance company, waiting to see if payment is accepted in the future. Also there would be hospital fees for a major surgery, and some hospitals also may not accept this type of payment pending legal actions. The surgeon would not be able to perform the operation without the cooperation and availability of the hospital, as well as the anesthesiologist for the surgery too. It may also depend on the severity or expected surgical difficulty of the condition and the medical-legal risks that the doctor's office feels that they may be entering into. You may need to ask your attorney what he/she feels your options are for payments or coverage. The hippocratic oath has to do with offering the best and proper care, not causing harm, and not performing unnecessary or harmful treatments or procedures. I believe that the oath does not mandate that a doctor must take care of all patients for all conditions at the patient's request. ...Read more

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How common is it to have pain in a tooth after a filling?

How common is it to have pain in a tooth after a filling?

Yup: Depends on how deep the cavity was and how close the restoration is to the nerve of the tooth. It usually passes rather quickly. ...Read more

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What would cause a patient to bleed out during a laminectomy? Given 45 transfusions

What would cause a patient to bleed out during a laminectomy? Given 45 transfusions

Bleeding: This happens when the vena cava is injured by reaching too deeply through disc space the vena cava is plastered on the front of l45 or its bifurcation this can lead to audible bleeding ive heard very scary when your the surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it common to have an abscess after a splenectomy?

Is it common to have an abscess after a splenectomy?

Splenectomy complic.: Postop complications following splenectomy can occur. Most common complications include wound infections. Abscesses may form in the site of the splenectomy. Injury to the tail of the pancreas may also occur resulting in pancreatitis or pancreatic fistula. Postoperative abscess is much less common following laparoscopic splenectomy than an open procedure. ...Read more

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Is a MRI usually done after having knee surgery especially if the person is still having problems?

Is a MRI usually done after having knee surgery especially if the person is still having problems?

Depends: This depends on the nature of the knee surgery. Was it just debridement of torn menicus or more extensive surgery? A follow up MRI may be useful to assess for interval change or for new findings, including retear of meniscus, displacement of a joint cartilage, infection, etc. ...Read more

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What is "skilled" pt? Why would a 92 year old not be a candidate for it when getting weak quadriceps after pelvic fracture?

What is "skilled" pt? Why would a 92 year old not be a candidate for it when getting weak quadriceps after pelvic fracture?

Skilled: Perhaps the hospital is trying to differentiate between acute care, skilled care, rehab, & extended care facilities--all which have different "qualifications" to enter. Pt should benefit this patient. ...Read more

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I was told its uncommon for a woman of 20 years of age to have scoliosis surgery is this true or is it because there would be more complications?

I was told its uncommon for a woman of 20 years of age to have scoliosis surgery is this true or is it because there would be more complications?

Scoliosis: This is true. Scoliosis surgery is typically not done unless the degree of curvature is high. There is a misconception that scoliosis always causes pain, but in actuality most patients with a mild scoliosis have no pain and have normal lives. If you have pain, it is likely due to benign causes such as soft tissue inflammation/deconditioning, and conservative treatment should help. ...Read more

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Is it true that a vascular bypass surgery is only good for 5-10 years? What will happen to the pt after that period? Will she need amputation then?

Is it true that a vascular bypass surgery is only good for 5-10 years? What will happen to the pt after that period? Will she need amputation then?

Vascular Bypass Life: Yes, the average life-expectancy of a vascular bypass does range 5-10 years for most patients. Heart bypasses tend to last longer than bypasses in other locations of the body. Bypass that uses vein tend to last longer than those that utilize synthetic conduits, such as gortex or dacron velour grafts. Bypass life can be extended by doing stents or angioplasty or even surgical revision over time. ...Read more

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I have a family member who will be undergoing cardiac bypass surgery soon. How is the leg vessel "fixed" after a portion is removed for the surgery?

I have a family member who will be undergoing cardiac bypass surgery soon. How is the leg vessel "fixed" after a portion is removed for the surgery?

Collaterals: Often if multiple bypasses are needed, veins are harvested from the leg for use. Post operatively part of rehab is walking and may require compression hose to prevent swelling in the leg till the body replaces the removed vein with new small veins that will take over the job of returning blood to the central circulation. Walking and exercise will encourage the growth that may take multiple months. ...Read more

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Why is it that if a dialysis patient has a ruptured fistula and is haemorrhaging, you shouldn't place a torniquet proximal to the haemorrhage?

Why is it that if a dialysis patient has a ruptured fistula and is haemorrhaging, you shouldn't place a torniquet proximal to the haemorrhage?

Direct pressure: Hold direct pressure over the leak try to control without clotting the entire fistula or graft, so that it may be salvaged. Tourniquet may stop the bleeding if high enough pressure but may clot the fistula and require more extensive repair. Call 911 and get help and transport. ...Read more

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