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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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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 to expect from a hip replacement?

What to expect from a hip replacement?

Reduce pain : The goals of a hip replacement are simple, to relieve your pain and to restore your function.

For more information, see your doctor to learn if you are a candidate for this procedure. ...Read more

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What to if I am taking hip replacement at 40. It is okay?

Ceramic hips: Some patients need replacements at younger ages than others. There are now materials used in replacements that may allow for longer longevity of implants. These materials such as ceramics, have lower wear rates and therefore have the potential of lasting longer. These type of materials are sometimes used in younger patients for these reasons. ...Read more

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Total hip replacement failure rate?

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?

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?

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

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Can hip replacement be done on medicare?

Yes: Medicare covers hip replacement as long as you meet the criteria outlined by medicare for failure to treat osteooarthritis of the hip with non operative measures ...Read more

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How long do a total hip replacement last?

Depends: Longevity of hip replacements depend on patient factors such as activity and weight, surgeon factors such as the accuracy of implantation, and implant factors. European registry data suggest that greater than 85% of hips will still be working well at 15 yrs after implantation. ...Read more

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Could you do yoga after a hip replacement?

Could you do yoga after a hip replacement?

Yes: Very likely. You must be careful how far to bend your hip, but generally yoga should be ok. ...Read more

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How expensive is a hip replacement surgery?

Insurance covers: price differs in different parts of the country. there is also cost of hospitalization and anesthesia and rehab. get insurance. ...Read more

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How long does a total hip replacement last?

Expect 30+ years: A well-done modern hip implant should go a very long time. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

Generally safe: Hip replacement surgery is a common and safe operation but does have risks. Risks include medical complications (blood clots, stroke, etc), anesthetic complications, and surgical complications (infection, dislocation, nerve or blood vessel injury, fracture, leg length discrepancy). A careful pre operative assessment should be made for each invididual patient to understand and manage the risks. ...Read more

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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

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Can hip injection infect my hip replacement?

Depends: Many hip injections are done for bursitis (greater trochanteric bursitis - the side of the hip) - these injections are superfical, outside of the joint, and would be highly unlikely to cause infection of a hip replacement. However, if you have had an actual injection into the joint itself, then there is certainly the possibility of an infection occurring, however chances are still low. ...Read more

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Will a hip replacement surgery be a big help?

Will a hip replacement surgery be a big help?

I think a lot: Depends upon why you are considering the surgery, what your current level of pain and disability is and what your goals are. These are questions that anyone considering joint replacement or any surgical procedure for an arthritis related issue must ask. 37 brings in an extra set of factors as most 37 year olds will expect to have a life expectancy that exceeds the projected survival of the joint. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for a total hip replacement?

Be informed...: Ask questions, understand the procedure, the risks, the recovery time frame, the number of procedures a year your physician performs and whether or not the hospital has an orthopedic unit to manage you after surgery. Exercising as tolerated is always useful too. The stronger you are heading into surgery, the stronger you are coming out. ...Read more

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How does hip replacement surgery usually work?

Very well!: Seriously, hip replacement refers the procedure in which the "ball and socket" are replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. The surgery is done over 300, 000/year in the USA alone and the results are excellent. The recovery is relatively quick and the relief is almost immediate for many. ...Read more

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Total hip replacement - how long does it take?

Total hip replacement - how long does it take?

1-2 hours: It depend on the complexity of the problem. ...Read more

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What does a cementless hip replacement entail?

Cementless fixation: Cementless hip replacements means placing the cup into the pelvis and the stem into the thigh bone by pressing them into place and initially relying on the tight fit to stabilize the implants. As time goes by the bone grows onto the implants due to their rough surfaces and holds them permanently in place. Cemented hip replacement relies on cement to hold the implants permanently in place. ...Read more

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Is the total hip replacement a risky thing to do?

Not too Risky: There are some risks and these should be discussed with your surgeon. But in general the risks are low and the benefits for the right patient are significant. ...Read more

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Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

YES: Total hip replacements are one of the most common procedures performed. Over 285,000 are performed yearly in the USA. ...Read more

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Who is a good candidate for total hip replacement?

Pain... : The decision to pursue a joint replacement is based on your perception of how significantly your quality of life is being limited by the pain you are suffering due to arthritis. This is primarily a quality of life decision. You should be the person who determines when it needs to be done after your surgeon mentions that it is a consideration. ...Read more

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Does elderly person recover after hip replacement?

Yes: Age is not a contraindication for joint replacement. ...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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Is having a lot of THC during a hip replacement ok?

Depends on where you: Live. Medically I do not see major problem with this. The beneficial effects of marijuana in pain management have been adequately documented and chances are you're up on your feet and doing better by using it. Having said that however i would not advocate the use it in any state in which it is illegal. That could result in a prison sentence. Isn't diversity a beautiful thing? ...Read more

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Total hip replAcement. How long for recuperating?

Varies: It varies a lot based upon the patient and also the technique used. Most patients are doing well by 2-6 weeks, but you can improve even to 6 months after surgery. ...Read more