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What causes flu-like symptoms post op hip replacement. This occurs daily since surgery 4 wks, ago.

What causes flu-like symptoms post op hip replacement. This occurs daily since surgery 4 wks, ago.

See details: What exactly do you mean when you describe flu like symptoms? Muscle aching and fevers must be evaluated to rule out infection. Speak with your surgeon and your personal physician. ...Read more

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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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Information on hip replacement.?

Information on hip replacement.?

Several options: Ask an orthopedist to go over your options. A lot of what applies is due to how bad your hip condition is from arthritis and degenerative joint diseas. From resurfacing to out and out replacement of entire joint or even cortisone shots if very mild symptoms. ...Read more

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What is hip replacement revision?

What is hip replacement revision?

See details: The initial artificial hip or a component of the hip is replaced by a new hip or component. ...Read more

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How to prepare for hip replacement?

How to prepare for hip replacement?

Preop hip: Eat healthy, don't go on a diet, stop smoking if you smoke, get your blood levels checked and treat any underlying anemia, have yourself checked for staphylococcus colonization and get decolonized as needed, use hibiclens wipes, clean up your house to make sure its safe when you get home. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a hip replacement?

How dangerous is a hip replacement?

Very safe: Statistically, only 2-3% of patients will have a problem or complication after surgery that could require readmission to the hospital or further surgery. ...Read more

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What to expect post hip replacement?

Improved pain!: Everyone progresses differently after surgery. For the most part, patients transition from a walker to a cane by 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. Hip precautions are removed by 6 weeks. Return to driving and work between 4-6 weeks. Contact your doctor to learn more! ...Read more

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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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Can a hip replacement be reconstructed?

Can a hip replacement be reconstructed?

Yes: Again depend upon what kind of prosthesis you have in now, cemented or not cemented, bone quality of the remaining bone, your general physical condition. Every case need to be evaluated and several test need to be done. Usually is very possible to do it. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a hip replacement?

Buttocks pain: Buttocks muscle pain from surgery sixweeks also hip abductotrs muscle on side of hip that pul leg away will be sore you canwalk the next day the groinpain fromarthriris gets better quickly after. ...Read more

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Can I use rebounder after hip replacement?

Can I use rebounder after hip replacement?

After your recover: Give your hip a few months of recover and then ease into it. ...Read more

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What can I do about a bad hip replacement?

What can I do about a bad hip replacement?

See a specialist: The first thing you should do is talk to your orthopaedic surgeon and tell him or her the problem you are having. If you are unable to get the answers you need there, you need to seek a 2nd opinion. Find an orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in adult reconstruction. University health systems are a good place to start. You'll need new x-rays and an infection work-up for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a hip replacement?

What does it mean to have a hip replacement?

An artificial hip: The hip joint consists of a ball and socket formed of bone and cartilage. The diseased bone is removed and a new ball and socket, usually made out of metal and plastic is inserted surgically. The new hip, while mechanical, works in a manner very close to a normal hip joint. ...Read more

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Metal on metal hip replacement causing pain?

Metal on metal hip replacement causing pain?

Possible: Some patients experience a local tissue reactionto the metal on metal implant not seen with other implant combinations. Other patients can have pain due to metal debri esp. If there is damage to the polished surface. All hip replacemens can hurt from loosening, infection and stress reactions to name a few. ...Read more

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What are good alternatives to hip replacement?

Therapy: Unfortunately, there are few good alternatives to severe arthritis of the hip. Medications, therapy and activity modification may help symptoms, but the only definitive treatment is usually surgery. ...Read more

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Is 83 too high of an age for a hip replacement?

No: Hip replacement usually for arthritis which is more common in people in their 80s. Age is less important than general health. Many articles have been written describing excellent results in patients up into their 90s. You should have a cardiology evasluation, but if you are in good health and unable to do what you want to do because of hip pain, then hip replacement is reasonable. ...Read more

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Can a person with a hip replacement do zipline?

Yes, but: Yes, but caution is advised and you are accepting that you are of course at higher risk than someone who has not has a hip replacement. Remember and continue your hip precautions! ...Read more

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How long does a hip replacement typically last?

10 years or longer: Some only last only a few years due to complications, but most last for decades. Only about seven percent of patients ever need a second hip the same side. ...Read more

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How soon to start ballet after hip replacement?

3 months: When you resume, progress slowly. If you had an anterior approach, be a bit careful when you do the first position. ...Read more

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Are there any new hip replacement technologies?

Better materials: The surgical procedure hasn't changed much. Both the anterior and posterior approaches work very well. The prosthetic designs are not changing much. The new technology is in the materials; in particular the plastic. The new plastic is stronger and wears less. This allows the use of bigger femoral heads which helps reduce the risk of dislocation ...Read more