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What are the chances of someone dying while having a hip replacement?

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 more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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LargeTumor and 3nodules in interior hip joint. Dr.did complete hip replacement. What are chances of tumor return in pelvic bone area?

LargeTumor and 3nodules in interior hip joint. Dr.did complete hip replacement. What are chances of tumor return in pelvic bone area?

Large tumor: The chances depend on what type of tumor it is. The pathology report will help determine if it is an aggressive type of tumor or a benign tumor. That will give a better idea of the chances of it returning. It is not however a guarantee that it may or may not return. ...Read more

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Will having a hip replacement result in problems in my sexual life?

Will having a hip replacement result in problems in my sexual life?

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 more

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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?

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?

Phys therapy eval: After hip replacement leg length often is changed. This requires an evaluation by your ortho, PMR doc or Phy therapist. Muscle weakness is also common, but correct balance is important, so ask your doc to irder a PT eval. ...Read more

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Will I need to take antibiotics after having a hip replacement?

Will I need to take antibiotics after having a hip replacement?

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 more

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What do you think about having bone spurs removed by lazer rather than having a hip replacement?

What do you think about having bone spurs removed by lazer rather than having a hip replacement?

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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Can you tell me is having a leg length discrepancy of 2 1/2 inches requires having a hip replacement surgery?

No: Hip replacement is not used for leg length discrepancy. Talk to your orthopedist. 2 1/2 inches is a huge difference. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to require a double hip replacement at 43?

Multiple causes: Rehumatiod artiritis a severe degenerative joint disease trauma congenital dislocated hip wearing away of the cartilage abnormal acetabulum ( the socket) and more. ...Read more