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What is the difference between a total and a partial hip replacement?

What is the difference between a total and a partial hip replacement?

sides of joint : Total refers to both sides of the hip joint - are replaced often metal on one side (the ball) and a special plastic on the other side the cup. Partial is where only one side is replaced usually the ball. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 i the difference in a total vs a partial hip replacement?

What i the difference in a total vs a partial hip replacement?

THA vs partial: Total hip replaces both the femoral and acetabular sides with specific-sized implants. A partial hip typically replaces only a part of it, or may refer to resurfacing procedures. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a hip replacement and total hip replacement?

They are the same: A total hip replacement involved putting in a cup fixed to the pelvis, and a stem with a ball on top, into the femur. This creates an artificial ball and socket joint. Other types of hip replacement include partial hip (same type of stem) with a large ball that articulates with the native socket in the pelvis, used often in hip fractures. Hip resurfacing is another form of hip replacement. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a partial and total hysterectomy?

What is the difference between a partial and total hysterectomy?

Partial vs Total: A partial hysterectomy typically refers to removal of the uterus and cervix only. A total hysterectomy typically refers to removal of uterus, cervix and ovaries. However, that being said, there are now many hysterectomies where the cervix is being left. This is referred to as a supracervical hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a meniscus removal and a repair?

What is the difference between a meniscus removal and a repair?

Well: Probably none - to repair the meniscus they shave off the torn part. The never completely remove it they try to keep as much as they can. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a right vs left hip joint replacement?

What is the difference between a right vs left hip joint replacement?

Generally nothing: The surgery is performed the same way. Most implants are universal and can be used right or left. The surgeons goal is to places them at the appropriate angles for each side. Some of the femoral components have the angles built in and therefore come in a right and left. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a right and a left hip joint replacement?

What's the difference between a right and a left hip joint replacement?

Hip left vs right: Most femoral stem joint implants are "sided" with a specific version, or take-off, of the neck/stem. The sockets are usually the same on right and left, just angled and verted/rotated to the appropriate angle. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an osteochondral surgery and partial knee replacement?

What is the difference between an osteochondral surgery and partial knee replacement?

Preservation vs repl: Bone preservation vs bone replacement. Based on your age each has an advantage over the other. After 40 years of age replacement is a more predictable procedure. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between total and partial hip replacement?

Pelvic component: Total hip replacement involves a metal stem with a ball on the end placed in the thigh bone and a fixed metal cup placed in the pelvis. The ball can rotate in the cup. Partial hip replacement uses a larger ball that rotates in the natural socket. Partial hip replacement in usually done for a fractured hip. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a total colectomy and a panproctocolectomy?

What is the difference between a total colectomy and a panproctocolectomy?

Same: Anatomically they are the same thing, compete removal of the colon and rectum. Some refer to a subtotal or total abdominal colectomy, these operations preserve the rectum proper and remove the abdominal component of the colon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an orthoscopic surgery for a knee meniscus and a repair?

What is the difference between an orthoscopic surgery for a knee meniscus and a repair?

Repair vs removal: Both procedures are completed arthroscopically through small, fingernail sized incisions. You may have a meniscus repair or a partial menisectomy (removal). The repair is ideal, if possible, for preventing arthritic changes, but requires a longer recovery time. In either case recovery is relatively quick. Post-op rehab will concentrate on motion, & quad strength. Discuss options with your surgeon! ...Read more

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What is the difference between a coma and a locked-in syndrome?

What is the difference between a coma and a locked-in syndrome?

Different responses: Coma is a state of unconscious unawareness . due to diffuse brain involvement. Lock in syndrome is a condition of brain stem damage where the person in paralyzed with only eye movements preserved. The individual can be fully aware but unable to respond. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a tendonectomy and an onychectomy?

What is the difference between a tendonectomy and an onychectomy?

Big difference: know the word origins ectomy = cut tendon = soft tissue attachment from muscle to bone onych = nail tendonectomy - tendon cutting the more common term is tenontomy onychectomy - nail cutting ...Read more

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What is the difference between a tendonectomy and an onychectomy?

What is the difference between a tendonectomy and an onychectomy?

"Ectomy" = Remove: A "tendonectomy" is the removal of a Tendon. An "onychectomy" is the removal of a Nail. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a swollen knee and arthritis?

What is the difference between a swollen knee and arthritis?

Swelling from Arthr.: Arthritis often causes varying degrees of swelling within the knee joint. Recurrent swelling is one of the early signs that leads your physician to suspect a diagnosis of arthritis. Not all swollen knees have arthritis, but most knees with arthritis have periods of obvious swelling. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a total abdominal hysterectomy and a partial?

What's the difference between a total abdominal hysterectomy and a partial?

This is misunderstoo: Tah means removal of the uterus and cervix, partial means removal of the uterus and leave the cervix. If you have the uterus, cervix and ovaries removed the proper name for this procedure is total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a posterior and a posterolateral rib fracture?

What is the difference between a posterior and a posterolateral rib fracture?

It is simply: the location of the fracture along the course of the rib. The ribs begin at the junction of the spine near the midline of your back, and curve to the anterior chest., so a posterior fracture would be the back part of the rib, posterolateral would be along your side towards the back. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

See below: A strained tendon is just that, it has been stretched passed its normal length. Atorn tendon is an actual tear in the body of the tendon. Symptoms are similiar, swelling pain, instabitlity. Treatments are similar with rest and immobilization and possible surgery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a hernia and a weak spot?

What is the difference between a hernia and a weak spot?

Hernia is weak spot: A hernia is a "weak spot" found where there is an opening in the middle of muscle tissues, allowing abdominal contents to pass through. The danger is that they may get stuck or "strangulated." in medical terms we call that "incarcerated." either way the concern is that the involved segment of bowel or omentum gets caught and loses its blood supply. This can be an emergency. See a doctor. ...Read more

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