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What is meant by a partial hip replacement?

What is meant by a partial hip replacement?

No fixed socket: Patients who break their hip often have only the ball part of the hip replaced because the socket is not affected. Younger patients with arthritis need a full or total hip replacement.

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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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Could you explain what is partial hip replacement?

Could you explain what is partial hip replacement?

This is where one --: Bone of the hip joint, ie the femur (ball) is replaced and not the socket. Done mostly in fractures of the femur (thigh bone) near the hip joint.

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How are total and partial hip replacement different?

As the name indica -: Tes, in total hr, both the socket and ball parts of the hip joints are replaced; while in partial hr, only the ball part is replaced (and not the socket). The thr is done for the arthritis mainly while partial hr is mainly done for the fractures of the hip.

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What I the difference in a total vs a partial hip replacement?

What I the difference in a total vs a partial hip replacement?

THA vs partial: Total hip replaces both the femoral and acetabular sides with specific-sized implants. A partial hip typically replaces only a part of it, or may refer to resurfacing procedures.

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What is the difference between a total and a partial hip replacement?

sides of joint: Total refers to both sides of the hip joint - are replaced often metal on one side (the ball) and a special plastic on the other side the cup. Partial is where only one side is replaced usually the ball.

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What is the main difference between total and partial hip replacement?

What is the main difference between total and partial hip replacement?

Pelvic component: Total hip replacement involves a metal stem with a ball on the end placed in the thigh bone and a fixed metal cup placed in the pelvis. The ball can rotate in the cup. Partial hip replacement uses a larger ball that rotates in the natural socket. Partial hip replacement in usually done for a fractured hip.

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What to do if I had a 'partial' hip replacement. Any health professionals that can tell me how much this prosthesis weighs?

What to do if I had a 'partial' hip replacement. Any health professionals that can tell me how much this prosthesis weighs?

Your surgeon?: You should talk to the surgeon who implanted it. He/she may know or can get you in contact with the company. Basically, you need to know the name or model number of the prosthesis.

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What is the partial hip replacement procedure that replaces just the acetabellum not the femur head?

What is the partial hip replacement procedure that replaces just the acetabellum not the femur head?

Acetabular osteotomy: There are acetabular osteotomies that reorient the acetabulum but do not actually replace the surface.

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Is there a partial hip replacement procedure that only replaces the acetabellum and not the femur head?

Is there a partial hip replacement procedure that only replaces the acetabellum and not the femur head?

No: Both sides of the joint are almost always worn out and require at least the femoral side replaced, if not both.

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How safe is it to cross ones legs after having partial hip replacement?

Avoid: You should avoid crossing your legs for the first several months after hip replacement to allow for the tissues to heal and hold the joint in place. You really don't want to experience the pain of a hip dislocation - it is a bad experience.

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After partial hip replacement surgery mother developed small hard lump in her groin. Surgeon doesn't think it has bearing on surgery. What can it be?

After partial hip replacement surgery mother developed small hard lump in her groin. Surgeon doesn't think it has bearing on surgery. What can it be?

Let me explain: The complications from hip surgery is not common, since the surgeon said not related to the surgery, I have to believe him. Many other things could be the problem for example, hernia in that area, enlarge lymph node are the most common. How long since she have the surgery? It is very hard to make other comment without seeing the patient.

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What is average recovery time for hip replacement?

THA recovery: Usually up walking on it full weight bearing by the next morning, sometimes even the night of surgery. Lots of pt and therapy: start with walker, progress to cane and stairs. 6 weeks for collagen and soft tissue to heal.

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What is the average recovery time of a hip replacement?

6 - 12 weeks: Most patients have resumed normal activity at about 6 weeks but can take up to a year for a full recovery.

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What is recovery and rehab like after a hip replacement?

What is recovery and rehab like after a hip replacement?

Comprehensive: Depending upon the type of hip rep. Surgery, one may begin range of motion and when authorized by surgeon, weight bearing. A therapist will work with you to restore motion, strengthen all muiscle groups needed for the hip joint and ambulation and then will begin balance, ambulatin and endurance exercises. Occupational therapy may be involved. This can go on for up to 4-6 weeks and beyond

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

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.

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How long is the recovery for having a total hip replacement?

6-12 weeks: Usually 6 to 12 weeks but depending on the surgery and the individual this can vary.

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What is hip recovery time after getting a hip replacement surgery?

What is hip recovery time after getting a hip replacement surgery?

4 to 6 weeks: All depend upon what kind of prosthesis is used and what surgical approach. The mallority of the time now you can get out of bed the followind day of the surgery and start ambulation with a walker and in 2 to 3 weeks can graduate to a 4 prone cane, pt is usually helpful and you can be independent in 2 months.

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How complicated is the recovery for double hip replacement surgery?

Not easy: Obviously there are potential complications from a medical point of view. The recovery for a hip replacement takes several months to decrease pain, increase motion, increase strength and gradually normalize your gait. After this procedure, one can improve for 6-12 months afterward I would suggest doing only one side at a time due to the extensive surgery and recovery.