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What Are The Chances Of Someone Dying While Having A Hip Replacement
0.1 percent: According to a study published in the january 2010 issue of the journal of bone and joint surgery (jbjs), the risk of early postoperative mortality -- or death following surgery -- was slightly increased for the first 26 days after the elective surgery. The risk of mortality was estimated to be 0.1 percent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
LargeTumor and 3nodules in interior hip joint. Dr.did complete hip replacement. What are chances of tumor return in pelvic bone area?
NO: You will be able to resume a sexual life. However, there are some precautions that will need to followed. Please discuss acceptable positions for sex after hip replacement. Aaos.Com is another source of information regarding sexual positions after hip replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What exercises help after having a hip replacement in 2008 due to limping for 15 years followed by hip revision in 2012 due tometal on metal?
Yes: Most surgeons follow a protocol of IV antibiotics for 24 hrs after the surgery. This is evidenced-based. Antibiotics are usually advised for other post-op procedures as well. I advise patients with a joint replacement to take prophylactic antibiotics before any procedure (i.e. Dental cleaning, colonoscopy, urologic work) that can potentially send bacteria into the bloodstream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser Lags Replacing: In general, such laser destruction is only a temporary fix for a mechanical problem. Usually bone spurs are the result of mechanical forces stressing the bone in such a way that it reacts with new growth. Chronic inflammatory conditions can precipitate this as well. Replacement of the joint will provide a more lengthy result to improve pain and function, however even they can need replacement. ...Read more
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