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Doctor insights on: Mysterious Pain In Artificial Hip

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How long does an artificial hip last for?

How long does an artificial hip last for?

20-30 years: Current hip replacements last 20-30 years 95% of the time. 95% of people have good to excellent results for all those years. It is a life changing....Restoring decision. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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 does it mean to have an artificial hip?

What does it mean to have an artificial hip?

Total hip replace: When arthritis is severe in the hip ( no cartilage between bones) and/or causes constant intense pain and lack of function, or when there is other pathology (disease) that requieres to remove the afected part of the hip then total hip replacement is indicated. Artificial hips are made of titanium and requires some sort of biological " cement" to put in . Plastic, screws, plates may be required. ...Read more

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Can I be do hiphop even if I have an artificial hip?

Can I be do hiphop even if I have an artificial hip?

Ask orthopedist: I would get clearance from your orthopedic surgeon. You can dislocate your artificicial hip with that range of motion. ...Read more

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Why do they have to remove artificial hip sometimes?

Why do they have to remove artificial hip sometimes?

A few reasons: If the prosthetic hip is loose, infected, or dislocates, revision may be required. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get used to an artificial hip?

What is the best way to get used to an artificial hip?

Hip: Consider a team, guided approach with progressive increased activity as tolerated and provided by your orthopedic surgeon, pt, and ot teams. Start with walker, progress to cane, work to master stairs. ...Read more

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How much is an artificial hip like a real hip in function?

How much is an artificial hip like a real hip in function?

Better: A hip replacement often improves range of motion. Sometimes too much motion, and dislocation becomes a risk. Metal on plastic surfaces don't last forever, so higher impact activities should be limited. Otherwise, daily activities are restored, and function is better than before surgery. ...Read more

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Who may be a candidate for artificial hip replacement?

Patients with pain: When pain is severe enough and is not controlled with non-operative therapy, hip replacement is a possibility. Age and medication conditions sometimes preclude surgery, but this is not common. ...Read more

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Doctors can now put a full and total artificial hip in, easily?

Artificial hip: Yes. Artificial hip surgery is a straight forward surgery that is does routinely by most orthopedics surgeons. Ask your surgeon how many he has done and if he is board certified. ...Read more

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Does weather affect artificial hip?

Does weather affect artificial hip?

Weather changes: Drops in barometric pressure can cause baroreceptors around joints to send discomfort messages to your brain. ...Read more