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Doctors, what is the difference between cemented and uncemented hip replacement?

Doctors, what is the difference between cemented and uncemented hip replacement?

Cemented vs.: Non-cemented replacements are just what they sound like. Cemented means a bone cement that gets used to get immediate gluing of the prosthesis to the bone. The non-cemented replacements use your own bodies healing mechanisms to allow bone to eventually glue itself to the prosthesis. Typically Non-Cemented replacements take a long time to heal requiring non-weight bearing status for months. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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