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What does it mean to have an artificial hip?

What does it mean to have an artificial hip?

Total hip replace: When arthritis is severe in the hip ( no cartilage between bones) and/or causes constant intense pain and lack of function, or when there is other pathology (disease) that requieres to remove the afected part of the hip then total hip replacement is indicated. Artificial hips are made of titanium and requires some sort of biological " cement" to put in . Plastic, screws, plates may be required. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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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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What does it meant to have an artificial joint?

What does it meant to have an artificial joint?

Replacement: An "artificial" joint is one that is man-made and surgically replaces someone's own joint. ...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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What does it mean to have an acute fracture?

"Acute" = New/recent: "acute" just means that whatever it is is new. So "acute fracture" means the bone is recently broken. Usually we can see signs of healing on an x-ray as time goes on. If healing signs are seen, you would not call the fracture "acute". ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an arrhythmia?

What does it mean to have an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: An abnormal heart rhythm that may result in symptoms of palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, passing out, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Some arrhythmias can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and even death. See doctor, cardiologist, and/or heart rhythm (EP) specialist if concerned. Call 911 if chest pain, passing out, shortness of breath, or severe dizziness. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an old soul?

What does it mean to have an old soul?

Wisdom: Some people might use the term "old soul" to describe a person who seems very wise about life, self, and others. They have a spiritual view of things, understanding that there's much more to others than appears on the surface. They have the patience to listen, and allow others to be who they are without judging. It usually feels good to be in the presence of such people, and we seek them out. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an oestrogenated hymen?

What does it mean to have an oestrogenated hymen?

Nothing special: Oestrogenated hymen refers to the changes in appearance of the hymen after a girl has gone through puberty, and the genital organs have been exposed to estrogens. It's like before puberty there is no pubic hair, and after puberty there is. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have "locked knees"?

What does it mean to have "locked knees"?

Meniscal tear: A common cause of a locked knee is a displaced torn meniscus which is the shock absorber cartilage between e ends of the bones. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged breast bone. What does that mean?

What to do if I have an enlarged breast bone. What does that mean?

Breast "bone"?: The breast is made up of soft tissue which includes glands and fat. The sternum is the bone in the center of your chest which connects the ribs. An "enlarged" sternum can cause the chest cavity to "stick out". ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an insulin overdose?

What does it mean to have an insulin overdose?

Too much insulin: This is when too much Insulin was used which can lead to low blood sugar. The treatment is to give back glucose to prevent low blood sugar. Depending on which Insulin was used, it might take a little or a lot of keep your blood sugar from dropping. You might need oral glucose and in severe cases, you might need IV glucose. Call your doctor who knows you best for the best course of action. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have cervical artificial disc surgery?

What does it mean to have cervical artificial disc surgery?

In place of a fusion: This is done in place of a fusion to maintain the motion at that level of the spine in the hopes of preventing the adjacent disc levels from getting too much stress on them leading to degeneration with possible disc herniation and/or spinal stenosis developing at those disc levels. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my knee tends to dislocate a lot?

What does it mean if my knee tends to dislocate a lot?

Likely: You have some major structural ligament damage like ACL or even PCL injuries. I would see an orthopedic specialist that can help you. You may at least need a brace to wear to limit these dislocations. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have an arthroscopic surgery ?

What exactly does it mean to have an arthroscopic surgery ?

Definition: Arthroscopy simply means to put a cameral (scope) into a joint (arthro). Usually this is performed through 5-8mm long incisions with a camera the diameter and length of a number two pencil. This allows the surgeon to visualize the entire inside of the joint. Usually other portals (5-8mm) are made and instruments are inserted to repair or clean out the inside of the joint. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have an achey vagina?

What does it mean if you have an achey vagina?

Atrophy: Could be atrophy, or a thinning of the lining due to lower levels of estradiol, or it could be inflammation caused by an infection, perhaps even herpes. I would see a specialist in hormones because even if you have not gone thru menopause, at 48 you are close, and your body can suffer a degradation simply from low Estradiol and testosterone levels, which is easily (and cheaply) replaced. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have osteoporosis?

What does it mean to have osteoporosis?

Porous bone: Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease characterized by thining or loss of density in bones. It put you at risk for fractures, especially the hip, wrist or vertebra. This condition is diagnosed by a dxa scan (bone density scan). Effective treatments are currently available if you indeed were found to have osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is does it mean to have dislocation of the shoulder?

What is does it mean to have dislocation of the shoulder?

Shoulder Instability: Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The top of your arm forms the ball and the socket is deep inside the shoulder. It is similar to a golf ball on a golf tee. If the ball falls off the socket then the shoulder is dislocated. Most dislocations are related to the ligaments of the shoulder being stretched or torn. ...Read more

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I have an immunodeficiency, What does it mean?

I have an immunodeficiency, What does it mean?

Impaired immune syst: That means that you have an impairment in your immune system although we will need more details to tell you what this may lead to since there are different types of immunodeficiency. Most patients present with recurrent sinus +/- lung infections but others may have more serious issues. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have burning in a sprain knee?

What does it mean if you have burning in a sprain knee?

Usually just an : Usually type of pain reaction due to local inflammation from injury. Sometimes, if a break in the skin, you may have to watch out for infection of skin or even infected bursa of which there are several of these fluid filled sacs about the knee that can also be involved. Watch out for any red streaks moving up leg or fever or any increasing heat, swelling, redness or pain in knee then see pcp. ...Read more

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