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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. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is recovery and rehab like after a hip replacement?

What is recovery and rehab like after a hip replacement?

Easy: The recovery is faster and easier than you think. Exercise to strengthen the hip. Work on balance and gait pattern. Therapy will help you do all the above and make sure you know what you should and should not do. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Recovery after hip replacement surgery is relatively short, correct?

Yes: Recovery from hip replacement is short involving assisted walking, falls prevention, and general strengthening. The leg may hurt and swell for a few weeks after surgery, so pushing it too fast is unwise. In general, though, mobility returns quickly. ...Read more

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Which type of recovery should I expect after hip replacement surgery?

Excellent: When arthritis or other problem leads to deterioration of the hip, pain is interfering with activities of daily living, and conservative care isn't working, then a hip replacement is a good surgical option. It can be done from the front or back and 95% do well. Risks include infection, instability, limb length discrepancy, nerve damage, and blood clots, but these are infrequent (<5%). Most do well. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some complications of total hip replacement pertaining to recovery?

Multiple: In general, the complication rate after tha is around 2%, depending on patient and surgeon factors. Complications after tha can include blood clots in the legs or lungs, bleeding, nerve damage, infection, dislocation of the hip, loosening of the implant, or fracture. These are all low frequency events that can occur. Late complications can include wear and loosening of the prosthesis. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

Depends: The type of hip surgery will dictate. The type of implant and approach affect the recovery as well. Anterior approach returns to function faster about 2 weeks vs posterior which can take 6 weeks or more. ...Read more

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What is a typical recovery time for a hip replacement? How soon can I return to work?

What is a typical recovery time for a hip replacement? How soon can I return to work?

Don't rush back: The patient knows the requirements of their particular job. People who need to be on their feet a lot should wait 6 weeks. Sedentary workers can return on a limited basis earlier. ...Read more

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Can anyone give run down on post-op recovery from hip replacement?

3+ months: Total recovery can take up to 1 year, but most of the recovery is accomplished by 3 months post-op. It usually involves 2-3 days in the hospital, early mobilization with full weight-bearing, driving within 6 wks, back to work on average 2 months after surgery. ...Read more

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What shoes should I avoid during Hip replacement recovery? Can I wear open toes slippers?

A few issues: A few things to consider: they should be comfortable, certainly; have a good "tread"along a fall unlikely; finally, it would be best if they can be put on and off easily. What I mean by that is that you don't want initially to have to bend over real far to put on or toe your shoe as there is a risk of hip dislocation peri operatively if you lean over too far at the waist. ...Read more

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My 92 year old mother fell and broke her hip. I am hopeful for recovery. Does that mean hip replacement? This just happened.

My 92 year old mother fell and broke her hip. I am hopeful for recovery. Does that mean hip replacement? This just happened.

Not always: Depending on where the break is, a surgeon maybe able to do an open reduction with internal fixation- plates and screws- to repair the fracture. This usually means less time in the or with less anesthesia. The faster she goes to the or and the less time in hospital she spends, the less likely she will have complications like confusion, bed sores and functional decline. ...Read more