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Should a woman wear high heels after a total hip replacement?

Should a woman wear high heels after a total hip replacement?

Yes: Evidence suggests that high heels do not adversely affect the hip after the surgery has had time to heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Can a woman wear high heels after having a total hip replacement?

Can a woman wear high heels after having a total hip replacement?

Yes: Prolonged and daily use of high heel foot wear may cause problems in the feet especially the front part. But for short periods yes one can, but it is important to train gait with flat foot wear, feel steady and in control and then progress to heels to avoid risk of fall. ...Read more

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Total hip replacement 1 year ago. Having pain. MD ordered blood work. It shows high Polys (80.1), and low Lymphs (15.3), high c-reactive protein?

Total hip replacement 1 year ago.  Having pain. MD ordered blood work.  It shows high Polys (80.1), and low Lymphs (15.3), high c-reactive protein?

Possible infection: Elevations of polys and C-reactive protein in the blood is suggestive of an inflammatory response as with infection. There are other less common reasons for these particular elevations, and should be interpreted in context with your medical history, other lab results, medications and physical findings. ...Read more

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I had a total hip replacement 11/07. I am having pain in my hip joint area. Saw the surghe said no clue hip shows very little wear. What is causing pa?

Irritation: Hip pain after tha can be caused by irritation of tendons, muscles, bursa, bone, or the joint lining (synovium). Most common location is groin, buttock, or thigh. Unexplained pain can be evaluated by examining joint fluid, injecting local anesthetics into specific areas, MRI scan, and sometimes metal ion levels in the blood. Some implants can create specific clinical causes of pain. ...Read more

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I had a total hip replacement on 11/27/2007. I am having pain in my hip joint area. I saw the surgeon and he said no clue as my hip shows very little wear. What should I do?

Several causes: Pain after total hip can be from several sources. These include bursitis on the outside of the hip, tendonitis inside the hip, synovitis (inflammation) of the lining of the hip, loosening of the implant, or infection. Material wear from the implant may cause unusual pain. An orthopedic surgeon knowledgeable about these conditions should be able to help but it might require some additional tests. ...Read more

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Is it normal that I have so much pain in my back after a total hip replacement?

Is it normal that I have so much pain in my back after a total hip replacement?

No: Although the lower back and the hip work in coordination, it would be very unusual to see significant increase in low back pain after hip replacement. Improved mobility in the new hip replacement may actually lessen the strain on the lower back. Talk to your surgeon and consider seeing a physical therapist for help. ...Read more

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How can you rehab after a total hip replacement?

At home or center: Hip replacement rehabilitation begins in the hospital shortly after hip surgery. Continued rehab may then continue at home with the proper home nursing rehab team or in a rehabilation center. See which your surgeon prefers and your insurance covers. Don't cut corners on this type of procedure only to develop problems years later. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Total Hip Replacement (Definition)

Replacement of hip ball and socket...Or ...Read more