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Is It Safe To Go Snowboarding 5 Months After Getting A Total Hip Replacement
Depends: Each surgeon will allow their patients to go back to different exercises and activities. Many physicians will allow their patients to ski, in a very casual, controlled manner after a joint replacement. This is a discussion you need to have with your particular surgeon. Prior to returning to any sports... Make sure your legs are very strong and up to task! :-). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Increased risk: Snowboarding 5 months after hip replacement may not be the best idea. The muscles around the hip are still healing. The bone around the prosthesis is still healing to the prosthesis. This puts you at increased risk for dislocation of the prosthesis or a fracture around the prosthesis. You need to have a discussion with the surgeon that did the replacement for a definitive answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a total hip replacement almost 4 years ago. I'd like to get a tattoo on that hip but am wondering if that would be safe.
Why risk it: That hip is prone to getting infected which is why you need antibiotics for the dentist etc. The skin can be washed with a sterilizing solution like betadine then dried and wiped clean followed by immediate tattooing. There is still a risk of getting an infection so i say why risk it. ...Read more
Blood and toxins: During a hip replacement, muscles and tissues aree cut and torn. Toxins are released from the tissues. Blood gets in the area and blood outside vessels, is an irrittant. There are many mediators of the inflammatory response after this extensive tissue injuring surgery that cause pain, swelling and issues. This is with proper surgery. Not being critical of these great surgeons. It is jsut it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is theoretically: possible, but that would be very lucky indeed. ...Read more
I am having a total hip replacement in a couple of weeks and I have diabetes 2. Should i get the flu shot before.My surgery?
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