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What is the natural inflammation for when you get a total hip replacement?

What is the natural inflammation for when you get a total hip replacement?

Blood and toxins: During a hip replacement, muscles and tissues aree cut and torn. Toxins are released from the tissues. Blood gets in the area and blood outside vessels, is an irrittant. There are many mediators of the inflammatory response after this extensive tissue injuring surgery that cause pain, swelling and issues. This is with proper surgery. Not being critical of these great surgeons. It is jsut it. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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 is the youngest age you can have a total knee replacement?

What is the youngest age you can have a total knee replacement?

HTO, UKR, TKR option: The younger the patient, the more we like to try and find an alternate procedure to a TKR (total knee replacement). High tibial osteotomy(, HTO), and even more so- Unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) options are being utilized to improve function in the younger adults. When all else fails or becomes non-feasible, a TKR can be a option even in the mid 30's. Discuss ALL options with your surgeon ...Read more

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What is the timeframe for a t therapy replacement if the levels are the lowers u can think of?

What is the timeframe for a t therapy replacement if the levels are the lowers u can think of?

Testosterone: Can be administered many different ways, which include injections, transdermally (patches ; gels), and buccal. Your levels should rise the same day as the administration of the medication. If it an appropriate dose, your levels should return to normal the day of administration. ...Read more

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What is the solution to aching knee for the physical active?

What is the solution to aching knee for the physical active?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the knee pain. If it is pain associated with arthritis, we often have to evaluate what type of exercise you are doing and make adjustments. If pain is from internal derangement such as a meniscus tear, it might need to be addressed surgically. If pain is overuse in nature, resting, icing, compression will be effective. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a total knee replacement?

How common is it for someone to need  a total knee replacement?

Quite common: Knee replacements are quite common, usually in the setting of advanced osteoarthritis of the knee. ...Read more

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What is the reason to go for total knee replacement?

What is the reason to go for total knee replacement?

Improved Lifestyle: When knee pain created by arthritis becomes constant, interfering with daily activities and the ability to sleep, then it is time to consider replacement. If medically stable and suitable for postop rehab, then it could be time for replacement. ...Read more

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What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

Knee replacement: Although we call it a "total" knee replacement, this surgery is actually a "resurfacing" of the end of the femur, the top of the tibia and the undersurface of the patella (knee cap) with metal and plastic components. Although the acl and PCL ligaments are "replaced" in a total knee with a plastic post, the muscles (quads & collateral ligaments (mcl and lcl) are preserved intact with this procedure. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a joint infection after a total hip replacement surgery?

What can I do to treat a joint infection after a total hip replacement surgery?

See your surgeon: This is potentially serious complication that needs to be treated by your surgeon. Depending on how long it has been present, this may require a surgery to wash out the joint, or removal of the joint, followed by weeks of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is knee replacement permanent? Will my implant last the rest of my life, or does knee replacement sometimes need to be repeated? . .

Is knee replacement permanent? Will my implant last the rest of my life, or does knee replacement sometimes need to be repeated?  .

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No: Knee replacement is irreversible .The implant life depend upon many circustances, usually between 10 to 15 years under optimal conditions after that may need a revision.A revision could be a simple exchange of certain components or the complete redo of the knee. ...Read more

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After knee replacement is it possible to walk or be active in the same way?

After knee replacement is it possible to walk or be active in the same way?

Usually: The reason to have a tka is due to pain and loss of normal activities. Most pts are able to walk without any limitations. The amount of flexion postop is usually less than a non-arthritic knee, most activities (except for actually jogging) such as golf and tennis are allowed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the treatment for osgood schlatter disease in the knee of a 19 year old?

Could you tell me what is the treatment for osgood schlatter disease in the knee of a 19 year old?

Doubt diagnosis: Osgood schlatter disease is a problem of immature growth centers.The tibial anchor point for upper leg muscles is soft and unstable and activities involving the upper leg muscles pull at the growth plate, and the shifting triggers pain and swelling. Treatment is rest.At age 19, this center should be fused to the bone and stable.Knee pain is common to many other problems more likely at this age. ...Read more

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After a bilateral orxhiopexy how long does it take for the body to replace the sutures with a natural anchor for the testicles?

After a bilateral orxhiopexy how long does it take for the body to replace the sutures with a natural anchor for the testicles?

It depends: It depends on the type of suture used by your surgeon. Sometimes, the surgeon will use what is known as "non-absorbable" suture to perform the orchiopexy, and these are basically permanent. I would ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you describe the pathophysiology of a total knee replacement, please?

Can you describe the pathophysiology of a total knee replacement, please?

TKA: I'm not sure exactly what you mean. But a tka is a resurfacing procedure that removes irregular surfaces and corrects angular and rotatory deformities by using a modular, specifically measured and fit tibial, femoral, and patellar components. This helps regain normal knee biomechanics of flexion, extension, rotation, and roll. ...Read more

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Is degenerative in the knee the same as scar tissue? I really need to know ifit is worth having scar tissue removal in the knee? Please help

Is degenerative in the knee the same as scar tissue? I really need to know ifit is worth having scar tissue removal in the knee? Please help

Degenerative Joints: Degenerative joints are joints that are wearing out. The cause can range from normal wear-and-tear to injury or arthritis. The normal response to any injury is the formation of scar tissue. This includes the injury from surgery. When the benefits of the surgery outweight the risks, then the surgery is worth having, . ...Read more

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What is the average life of a hip replacement? What causes them to wear out?

What is the average life of a hip replacement? What causes them to wear out?

Hip prosthetic life: Today's hip implants should last 20 to 30 years. But factors such as activity and patient size may shortened the life expectancy. ...Read more

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Which is the optimum season to go for total knee replacement?

Which is the optimum season to go for total knee replacement?

Patient preference: There really is no particular :"best" season for having a total joint replacement. In the snow belt, sometimes the snow season for driving back and forth to therapy may be a concern. Other than that, family and work schedules are usually the driving force in deciding on the optimal time of the year to have surgery. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Total Hip Replacement (Definition)

Replacement of hip ball and socket...Or ...Read more