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37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

Joint/Back pain: You have a difficult problem because of your history. You should seek the advice of a qualified physiatrist who specializes in spine care. Preferentially they should work in the same practice as a spine surgeon so you can get both opinions. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Does being double jointed affect the sucess of hip replacement surgery?

Does being double jointed affect the sucess of hip replacement surgery?

Ligament laxity: If the joint goes beyond the acceptable range of motion for its stability, as it can with ligament laxity, it can be more prone to dislocate. ...Read more

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Can sodas destroy your joints, i quit 4 yrs ago but had to have 2 hip and a knee surgery, wondered if thats why i had so many surgeries like that?

Can sodas destroy your joints, i quit 4 yrs ago but had to have 2 hip and a knee surgery, wondered if thats why i had so many surgeries like that?

No definitive link: Sodas in some studies have shown a link with osteoporosis but its usually an indirect link associated with poor milk intake. I see that you have listed allergies to milk, eggs etc and that may be of more significance. The other major factor that always needs to be considered is body weight when looking at patients with load bearing joints and arthropathy so decreasing weight helps significantly. ...Read more

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Is the surgery only answer to hip joint pain? I am 49 years old male from india.

Is the surgery only answer to hip joint pain? I am 49 years old male from india.

If this arthritis: If this is hip arthritis there are 3 general treatment options. The first is activity modification and medications such as anti-inflamitories. The second is cortisone injections. Last is hip surgery, usually a total hip replacement, occasionally hip resurfacing. ...Read more

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What should I do about my hip and knee? I'm a 15 year old girl and in 8th grade i tore my minescus and broke my femur in my left leg, got surgery and was recovering/in physical therapy for about two years. Now i injured the joint in my left ankle and am s

What should I do about my hip and knee? I'm a 15 year old girl and in 8th grade i tore my minescus and broke my femur in my left leg, got surgery and was recovering/in physical therapy for about two years. Now i injured the joint in my left ankle and am s

I : I echo what dr. Lee said. Walking boots are generally a little higher than your normal shoe, and they change the way you walk. It is common to get pain on the opposite side when you wear a walking boot for any significant time period. I would recommend wearing a thicker soled shoe on the right side. If the pain on the right side continues, then physical therapy may help you so i would recommend that you follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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How many times surgery is needed if a person has his first hip joint replacement infected?

How many times surgery is needed if a person has his first hip joint replacement infected?

Usually TWO: A patient who has an infected prosthesis will likely need to have the original prosthesis removed. A temporary hip prosthesis (which has antibiotics on and in the prosthesis) is implanted and IV and oral antibiotic therapy is initiated. After 2-3 months, when the infection is eradicated, a new permanent hip replacement is implanted. ...Read more

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How could you know if you have dislocated your prosthetic hip joint after hip replacement surgery?

How could you know if you have dislocated your prosthetic hip joint after hip replacement surgery?

These Symptoms: Prosthetic hip dislocation is usually but not universally a dramatic, painful event. There is usually deformity (shortening of the leg), pain and the inability to walk. ...Read more

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