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Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

YES: Total hip replacements are one of the most common procedures performed. Over 285,000 are performed yearly in the USA. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Is knee arthroscopy a very common procedure?

Is knee arthroscopy a very common procedure?

Yes: Knee arthroscope surgery is very common. Usually it entails cleaning up the inside structures of the knee so the knee joint mechanically functions better. ...Read more

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What is the pain is involved when having a total hip replacement operation.?

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What is the pain is involved when having a total hip replacement operation.?

Mild to moderate: The pain with hip replacment surgery is a function of the damage to the tissues as one tries to accurately place the new joint. Surgeons using techniques to minimize the damage will have less pain post op. The direct anterior approach to hip replacement offers the least damage to the muscles when performed by a surgeon experienced in this technique. ...Read more

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What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

Knee replacement: Although we call it a "total" knee replacement, this surgery is actually a "resurfacing" of the end of the femur, the top of the tibia and the undersurface of the patella (knee cap) with metal and plastic components. Although the acl and PCL ligaments are "replaced" in a total knee with a plastic post, the muscles (quads & collateral ligaments (mcl and lcl) are preserved intact with this procedure. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

Generally safe: Hip replacement surgery is a common and safe operation but does have risks. Risks include medical complications (blood clots, stroke, etc), anesthetic complications, and surgical complications (infection, dislocation, nerve or blood vessel injury, fracture, leg length discrepancy). A careful pre operative assessment should be made for each invididual patient to understand and manage the risks. ...Read more

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What is involved in recovery from? A total hip replacement?

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What is involved in recovery from? A total hip replacement?

Rest: More of the hip replacement is about time and healing. There are certainly hip precautions and learning how to take care of the hip, therapy to be able to get in/out if bed, and general strengthening and conditioning to return to activity. However, it is more about resting and allowing the surgery to heal than anythig else. ...Read more

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What is involved in a partial knee replacement?

What is involved in a partial knee replacement?

Partial Knee: With partial knee replacement, only one of the three knee compartments is replaced (or resurfaced). I have a good comparison of issues with partial versus total knee replacement on my website at the following link: http://www.andrewpearle.com/robotic/robotic-knee-resurfacing.html ...Read more

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How expensive is a hip replacement surgery?

How expensive is a hip replacement surgery?

Insurance covers: price differs in different parts of the country. there is also cost of hospitalization and anesthesia and rehab. get insurance. ...Read more

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Where is a total hip replacement usually done? At a hospital?

In the hospital: Yes the hospital should be equipped for this surgery not every hospital can do it. ...Read more

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How serious is a knee replacement surgery?

How serious is a knee replacement surgery?

Moderate: General or spinal amethesia 200cc of blood loss risk of infx. And blood clots pulmonary embolis pain 2-5days hospital stay. ...Read more

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Is a hip hemi arthroplasty the same thing as a total hip replacement?

Is a hip hemi arthroplasty the same thing as a total hip replacement?

No: A hip hemiarthroplasty does not include lining the socket with metal and a new bearing. It only replaces the femoral head. A total hip does both. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for a partial knee replacement?

What is the normal recovery time for a partial knee replacement?

1-2 months: Full function and range of motion can be restored as soon as 2 weeks, but full strength may take more than 2 months. ...Read more

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Where is a joint replacement surgery usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a joint replacement surgery usually done? At a hospital?

Joint replacement: It is done in a hospital setting for total hip, knee, and shoulder. Regional anesthesia with blocks are given, sometimes general anesthesia. ...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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Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery is this a proven method for hi replacemnent. Just wondering due to this being a rather new procedure.?

Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery is this a proven method for hi replacemnent. Just wondering due to this  being a rather new procedure.?

Not new: This is not a new procedure, there are a few different types of minimally invasive techniques. If it were me, i would not care about scar length if it compromised my surgeons ability to place a well-aligned prosthesis. ...Read more

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When is a total knee replacement needed?

When is a total knee replacement needed?

Total knee needed: The most concise answer is when arthritic knee pain is not relieved any longer by nsaids, therapy, cortisone injections, hylauronic acid injections, knee braces, ice, nutritional supplements or arthroscopy and x-rays show advanced arthritis and cartilage loss or spurs. When function is impaired and activity declines from pain. Or, when start subtracting things you enjoy from your life due to pain. ...Read more

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What is the recovery typically like from a total knee replacement?

What is the recovery typically like from a total knee replacement?

Takes effort: Most patients are hospitalized for 2-3 days for pain medication, antibiotics and physical therapy. Most patients then participate in outpatient physical therapy for 3-6 weeks. Patients will usually continue exercises after that for a few months. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a hip replacement?

Very safe: Statistically, only 2-3% of patients will have a problem or complication after surgery that could require readmission to the hospital or further surgery. ...Read more

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What is total shoulder replacement? Is it painful?

What is total shoulder replacement? Is it painful?

Total Shoulder: The website Liftmyarm.com has great information on total shoulders. My website WilsonShoulder.com also has a procedure tab detailing this procedure. Hope this helps, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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It is normal to have a bubble in an incision after minimally invasive hip replacement?

It is normal to have a bubble in an incision after minimally invasive hip replacement?

Bubbble blister: A bubble or blister near minimally invasive hip surgery may be related to the increased stretching the tissue sees as the surgeon is trying to make an incision small. Its a trade off between "how long the scar is" and how hard to pull the tissue "tissue trauma" to get the case done through a smaller incision. Most hip experts don't feel "minimally invasive surgery" is critical to success. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Total Hip Replacement (Definition)

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