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Partial Hip Replacement Recovery
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
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
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
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
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
What to do if I had a 'partial' hip replacement. Any health professionals that can tell me how much this prosthesis weighs?
I had partial hip replacement surgery a year ago from a fall that broke my left hip and am still experiencing significant pain. What can I do?
Yes it is good not: Do that it may dislocate (get out of place). ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?
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
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
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
1.5yrs recovery of pedicle subtraction osteotomy. Now have hip labral tear from 12-3o clock + more. Pt told me a hip replacement would be an easier recovery than a labral repair. Agree or not and why?
Talk to Surgeon: Your pt may be right (or may not be). Independent of that the question is what do you need done to fix the problem. Only your orthopedic surgeon can answer that. ...Read more
My father-in-law has a staph infection from a "fixed" artificial hip replacement, congestive heart failure and needs dialysis? Recovery?
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