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Is running good for someone that just had a hip replacement?

Is running good for someone that just had a hip replacement?

No: Running is not a good idea. Artificial joints wear like the tires on a car. More miles means more wear. Walking is good and trek poles will add 40% to the exercise. Swimming, dancing, golfing, light weight lifting, and cycling are also good. Avoid activities that involve impact stress on joints such as jumping, jogging, running, raquetball, and tennis, as well as contact sports like football. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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What are good alternatives to hip replacement?

What are good alternatives to hip replacement?

Therapy: Unfortunately, there are few good alternatives to severe arthritis of the hip. Medications, therapy and activity modification may help symptoms, but the only definitive treatment is usually surgery. ...Read more

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Who is a good candidate for total hip replacement?

Who is a good candidate for total hip replacement?

Pain... : The decision to pursue a joint replacement is based on your perception of how significantly your quality of life is being limited by the pain you are suffering due to arthritis. This is primarily a quality of life decision. You should be the person who determines when it needs to be done after your surgeon mentions that it is a consideration. ...Read more

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What's a good narcotic for hip replacement pain?

What's a good narcotic for hip replacement pain?

Several choices: Pain management after hip replacement is usually up to you and your surgeon to discuss and decide. Most orthopaedic surgeons will use a "multi-modality" pain management approach, in which we use several different types of medications (tylenol, celebrex, (celecoxib) lyrica) to prempt (i.e. Stop pain before the brain registers it). Narcotics, like norco, are still used, but only for "breakthrough" pain. ...Read more

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What exercises are good after a hip replacement?

What exercises are good after a hip replacement?

Walking and stairs: The muscles you want to strengthen most are those that move your hip and also stabilize the hip replacement. Walking and stairs are the easiest things to do in the beginning. This should not be painful but may be uncomfortable depending on how long ago the surgery was. Standing with something to help you balance and lifting the leg to the side in a scissor like movement will help as well. ...Read more

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Relatively good health. How long can I expect to stay in the hospital from a total hip replacement?

Relatively good health. How long can I expect to stay in the hospital from a total hip replacement?

1 or 2 days: Most patients spend 1 or 2 nights in the hospital after total hip replacement. They may do several sessions of physical therapy, receive medications for pain and to reduce the risk of blood clots while in the hospital. They are usually independent in transferring from bed to chair, walking with aids, and doing exercises at that time. ...Read more

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What could cause dislocation of hip replacement revision 10 weeks post-op? Good 6wk check. No fall involved.

What could cause dislocation of hip replacement revision 10 weeks post-op? Good 6wk check. No fall involved.

Many factors: Many factors play a role in a post op hip dislocation specially after revision, poor soft tissue envelope, week muscles position of the components.Need to be properly evaluated so corrective action can be taken. ...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?

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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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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