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I am currently suffering from 5 hip replacement severe scoliosis arthritis in spine and hands deterioration of 3 discs osteoporosis n more conditions?

I am currently suffering from 5 hip replacement severe scoliosis arthritis in spine  and hands deterioration of 3 discs osteoporosis n more conditions?

Suffering: It sounds like you are really suffering. Would like to help. Unfortunately I do not see a question here. What would you like us to help you with? ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

6 months: At least 6 months. The person you want to ask that question is the orthopedic surgeon doing the hip replacement. He/she should make the call. Also, the ortho doc will probably cover you with antibiotics to prevent infection of the hip replacement. Also make sure the liposuction doc knows about the hip replacement. ...Read more

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Information on hip replacement.?

Information on hip replacement.?

Several options: Ask an orthopedist to go over your options. A lot of what applies is due to how bad your hip condition is from arthritis and degenerative joint diseas. From resurfacing to out and out replacement of entire joint or even cortisone shots if very mild symptoms. ...Read more

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What is hip replacement revision?

What is hip  replacement revision?

See details: The initial artificial hip or a component of the hip is replaced by a new hip or component. ...Read more

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How to prepare for hip replacement?

How to prepare for hip replacement?

Preop hip : Eat healthy, don't go on a diet, stop smoking if you smoke, get your blood levels checked and treat any underlying anemia, have yourself checked for staphylococcus colonization and get decolonized as needed, use hibiclens wipes, clean up your house to make sure its safe when you get home. ...Read more

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What to expect post hip replacement?

Improved pain!: Everyone progresses differently after surgery. For the most part, patients transition from a walker to a cane by 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. Hip precautions are removed by 6 weeks. Return to driving and work between 4-6 weeks. Contact your doctor to learn more! ...Read more

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Can a hip replacement be reconstructed?

Can a hip replacement be reconstructed?

Yes: Again depend upon what kind of prosthesis you have in now, cemented or not cemented, bone quality of the remaining bone, your general physical condition.Every case need to be evaluated and several test need to be done.Usually is very possible to do it. ...Read more

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Is 83 too high of an age for a hip replacement?

No: Hip replacement usually for arthritis which is more common in people in their 80s. Age is less important than general health. Many articles have been written describing excellent results in patients up into their 90s. You should have a cardiology evasluation, but if you are in good health and unable to do what you want to do because of hip pain, then hip replacement is reasonable. ...Read more

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Are there any new hip replacement technologies?

Better materials: The surgical procedure hasn't changed much. Both the anterior and posterior approaches work very well. The prosthetic designs are not changing much. The new technology is in the materials; in particular the plastic. The new plastic is stronger and wears less. This allows the use of bigger femoral heads which helps reduce the risk of dislocation ...Read more

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How would you know you have a failing hip replacement?

How would you know you have a failing hip replacement?

New symptoms: Hip replacements can fail for many reasons, including loosening of the parts, wearing out, muscle dysfunction, or infection. The most likely symptoms would be new pain, increasing weakness, or a leg which is becoming shorter and possibly less stable. Early evaluation of these issues will prevent the problems from progressing and becoming more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a defective hip replacement?

What should I do if I have a defective hip replacement?

See your surgeon: Despite what you might hear in the news, many hip replacements that have been recalled are only defective in a small number of patients. Your surgeon can monitor you hip with regular x-rays and possibly blood tests. ...Read more

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Will you need a hip replacement if you were shot in the hip?

Will you need a hip replacement if you were shot in the hip?

Depends, maybe: If there was damage to the hip joint or the bones around the joint you may end up needing a hip replacement. First, you need to have an orthopedic surgeon evaluate you, have x-rays and possibly MRI and see exactly what's going on. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone dying while having a hip replacement?

What are the chances of someone dying while having a hip replacement?

0.1 percent: According to a study published in the january 2010 issue of the journal of bone and joint surgery (jbjs), the risk of early postoperative mortality -- or death following surgery -- was slightly increased for the first 26 days after the elective surgery. The risk of mortality was estimated to be 0.1 percent. ...Read more

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Total hip replacement failure rate?

Low: Patient factors, implant factors, and surgeon factors all contribute to the longevity of hip replacements. Based on european registry data, greater that 85% of hip replacements will still be functioning well 15 years after implantation. ...Read more

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What about a total hip replacement?

Wonderful: The hip replacement is one of the best procedures we can perform. It takes patients with daily pain and inability to live a quality life, and within weeks allows the patient to start a new life. It does have risks, and those need to be weighed against the benefits. Knee replacements and shoulder replacements are similar. ...Read more

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What is hip replacement surgery for?

Hip replacement : Tha is primarily done for painful deformity from irregular hip ball and socket. Arthritis, trauma, avn, scfe, perthes, among other developmental diseases can be the culprit. ...Read more

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Tell me about hip replacement surgery?

I will: T h r is a surgery done to eliminate the pain from the hip sequence to arthritis; the hip joint is ball and socket joint. Usually the socket cover by polyethylene and the thigh bone (femur replaced) by metal prosthesis, usually the result is very good and the surgery is easy to do. ...Read more

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What is meant by total hip replacement?

What is meant by total hip replacement?

Total Hip: Both the femoral and acetabular components are replaced. Typically, modular components are used of various materials (titanium, polyethylene, ceramic, oxinium, or other metallurgy) are employed. ...Read more

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Can i run slowly after hip replacement?

Yes: Activity after a hip replacement is up to the patient. It is recommended that you avoid any "high-impact" activity on a regular basis to minimize the wear and tear on your new hip. ...Read more

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Is it safe to postpone hip replacement?

Is it safe to postpone hip replacement?

Yes: Hip replacement is elective surgery. All the stars should be well aligned before proceeding. The only risk in postponement is falling from pain from the hip. Use a walker, if needed, in the meantime to prevent falls. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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