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Doctor insights on: Running With An Artificial Hip

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Is running good for someone that just had a hip replacement?

Is running good for someone that just had a hip replacement?

No: Running is not a good idea. Artificial joints wear like the tires on a car. More miles means more wear. Walking is good and trek poles will add 40% to the exercise. Swimming, dancing, golfing, light weight lifting, and cycling are also good. Avoid activities that involve impact stress on joints such as jumping, jogging, running, raquetball, and tennis, as well as contact sports like football. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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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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Who may be a candidate for artificial hip replacement?

Who may be a candidate for artificial hip replacement?

Patients with pain: When pain is severe enough and is not controlled with non-operative therapy, hip replacement is a possibility. Age and medication conditions sometimes preclude surgery, but this is not common. ...Read more

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Doctors can now put a full and total artificial hip in, easily?

Doctors can now put a full and total artificial hip in, easily?

Artificial hip: Yes. Artificial hip surgery is a straight forward surgery that is does routinely by most orthopedics surgeons. Ask your surgeon how many he has done and if he is board certified. ...Read more

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How long does an artificial hip last for?

How long does an artificial hip last for?

20-30 years: Current hip replacements last 20-30 years 95% of the time. 95% of people have good to excellent results for all those years. It is a life changing....Restoring decision. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an artificial hip?

Total hip replace: When arthritis is severe in the hip (no cartilage between bones) and/or causes constant intense pain and lack of function, or when there is other pathology (disease) that requieres to remove the afected part of the hip then total hip replacement is indicated. Artificial hips are made of titanium and requires some sort of biological " cement" to put in. Plastic, screws, plates may be required. ...Read more

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Can I be do hiphop even if I have an artificial hip?

Ask orthopedist: I would get clearance from your orthopedic surgeon. You can dislocate your artificicial hip with that range of motion. ...Read more

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Why do they have to remove artificial hip sometimes?

Why do they have to remove artificial hip sometimes?

A few reasons: If the prosthetic hip is loose, infected, or dislocates, revision may be required. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get used to an artificial hip?

What is the best way to get used to an artificial hip?

Hip: Consider a team, guided approach with progressive increased activity as tolerated and provided by your orthopedic surgeon, pt, and ot teams. Start with walker, progress to cane, work to master stairs. ...Read more

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How much is an artificial hip like a real hip in function?

How much is an artificial hip like a real hip in function?

Better: A hip replacement often improves range of motion. Sometimes too much motion, and dislocation becomes a risk. Metal on plastic surfaces don't last forever, so higher impact activities should be limited. Otherwise, daily activities are restored, and function is better than before surgery. ...Read more

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Does weather affect artificial hip?

Does weather affect artificial hip?

Weather changes: Drops in barometric pressure can cause baroreceptors around joints to send discomfort messages to your brain. ...Read more

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How can you increase the life expectancy of an artificial hip replacement?

Try these tips: The life expectancy of a total hip replacement may be extended under favorable circumstances including avoiding impact activities like running, avoiding gainings weight, or loosing excess weight, and limiting the number of cycles the hip goes through. ...Read more

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Why is my artificial hip painful when I sneeze?

Why is my artificial hip painful when I sneeze?

Hip pain with sneeze: "hip pain" caused by sneezing might represent a lumbar disc problem. The increase in pressure cause by the sneeze can affect nerves near the lumbar discs. This is called "referred pain".

The other possibility is a groin hernia. Again, the increased pressure in the belly from the sneeze causes the hernia to bulge and cause pain. ...Read more

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Is titanium used to make artificial hip joints?

Is titanium used to make artificial hip joints?

Yes: Most include titanium alloys especially at bone interfaces to encourage bony ingrowth. ...Read more

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Can you play some sports if you have an artificial hip?

Can you play some sports if you have an artificial hip?

Yes: Doubles tennis, swimming, bicycling, golf, bowling, softball.

Avoid high impact sports that include running, jumping and landing. ...Read more

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How precise is the muscle that is attached to the artificial hip implant?

?: There are no muscles that connect to a total hip implant. Both components are implanted in the bones of the pelvis and thigh bone. The muscles are left connected to the bones. Some approaches involve cutting muscles and ligaments, which are sewn back together at the end of the procedure. ...Read more

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Can taking oils make artificial hip joints work better?

Can taking oils make artificial hip joints work better?

No: It would be very unlikely that any oil you could ingest would selectively be accumulated in the capsule of an artificial joint. ...Read more

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After a transatlantic flight, my 2 year old artificial hip is sore. What could cause this?

After a transatlantic flight, my 2 year old artificial hip is sore. What could cause this?

Nothing serious: These plane rides generally are over six or seven hours. Being stationary for that period of time can cause stiffness. It is not uncommon for people with joint replacements that travel for extended periods of time to feel achiness or soreness after these long trips. The pressure changes from high-altitude even though the cabin is pressurized can also cause joint become sore and swelling of the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Does artificial hip replacement require a leg amputation if the bone broken?

Broken bones: If u break your artificial hip you usually get it fixed not your leg amputated. ...Read more