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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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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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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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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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Post operative from FAI surgery in hip. Best case scenario when might I hope to see related SI joint pain go away/reduced?

Post operative from FAI surgery in hip. Best case scenario when might I hope to see related SI joint pain go away/reduced?

Varies: Certainly varies tremendously, 4-6 weeks would be a good result certainly. It is based in part also on the surgical technique used as well. The other consideration is whether your SI joint is normal and it was symptomatic simply related to the hip problem, or if you have legitimate problems with the SI joint itself. Certainly would discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Joint infection after total hip replacement surgery commone or negligent?

Joint infection after total hip replacement surgery commone or negligent?

Uncommon: Infection after tha is a known complication that occurs in 0.1-2% of hip replacement procedures. Factors that can affect this incidence include patient conditions such as obesity, diabetes, or immune system diseases, as well as the length of surgery time, wound closure methods, and experience of the surgeon. Some hospitals and surgeons have higher rates of infection. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a joint infection after a total hip replacement surgery?

See your surgeon: This is potentially serious complication that needs to be treated by your surgeon. Depending on how long it has been present, this may require a surgery to wash out the joint, or removal of the joint, followed by weeks of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Im 26, my mother born w/ severe bilateral hip dysplasia corrected by surgery. Lifelong hip "catching" and clicking in joint, and pain. Poss dysplasia?

Im 26, my mother born w/ severe bilateral hip dysplasia corrected by surgery. Lifelong hip "catching" and clicking in joint, and pain. Poss dysplasia?

Now arthritis: Dysplasia correction involves cutting the femur and/or pelvis, and the changing the alignment to improve coverage of the ball by the socket. Dysplasia comes in various types and degrees of severity. Because the correction is rarely 'perfect', some symptoms can be present. Most patients develop degenerative changes later in life. (arthritis). ...Read more

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My dad is diabetic he hv pain in right leg its sever pain near hip joint he had hip surgery last year his X-ray show joint is normal.Pain still there ?

My dad is diabetic he hv pain in right leg its sever pain near hip joint he had hip surgery last year his X-ray show joint is normal.Pain still there ?

Diabetic: I don't enjoy the term "diabetic" in older folks. A 57 year old man (or woman) must be taught how to get rid of diabetes. Yes, that can and should happen. Please have a diabetes educator see your Dad. Your Dad must have his doctor refer him to a leg and foot specialist. Hope all goes well- please keep me posted. ...Read more

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My 67 years old mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, what's success rate on surgery to replace total hip in her age?

My 67 years old mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, what's success rate on surgery to replace total hip in her age?

Very high: Rates depend on what you are defining as success. Hip replacement is more than 90% successful in reducing or eliminating pain. Depending on your mother's activity level and desired activities, some changes may need to be made but her orthopedic surgeon could talk to her about this before the surgery and be more specific. ...Read more

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My mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, and she is 67 years old, is surgery necessary? Whats risk? How effectiveness?

My mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, and she is 67 years old, is surgery necessary? Whats risk? How effectiveness?

Osteonecrosis: Surgery is only indicated if he is having hip pain that is effecting her quality of life or ability to function. Most common surgery would be a total hip replacement where both the femoral head and the acetabular cup are replaced. This surgery has the highest patient satisfaction rate of any surgery done by orthopedic surgeons. ...Read more

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My 67 years old mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, what are the risks on surgery to replace total hip?

My 67 years old mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, what are the risks on surgery to replace total hip?

Statistics: Every center where this procedure is performed will provide you with statistics (so you can compare) of the adverse outcomes and inform you of risks involved in this particular case. In general bleeding, anesthesia misshaps, residual pain, etc are common risks of surgery of this type. Consult your dr, good luck ! ...Read more

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My 67y mom has osteonecrosis of the femeral head on both hip joints, she could walk with chair but pain, what could happen in the future if no surgery?

My 67y mom has osteonecrosis of the femeral head on both hip joints, she could walk with chair but pain, what could happen in the future if no surgery?

Get worse and bed --: Ridden or in a wheelchair, as severe arthritis would result. The only way is one or the other type of surgery. At her age, depending upon the severity of her avn, total joint replacement might a better option as in one surgery she'll get rid of all problems. Get her seen by an orthopod. Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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