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What Movements Are Contraindicated Following A Total Hip Replacement
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
I am 6 days post op total hip replacement. Can I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice daily until bowel movement?
No, quality affected: Total hip replacement is not a contraindication for MRI. However, the metal in the prosthesis can significantly degrade the images, especially directly around the prosthesis. If the pathology of interest is far away from the hip, it may not matter. If it is close to the joint it will. Titianium and Cobalt-Chrome have much less problem than other metals. ...Read more
Nerve: Depending on the surgical approach there are several nerves that are at risk. In posterior approaches the sciatic nerve can be damaged or stretched. In the anterior approach the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and the femoral nerve are at risk. If a nerve is injured it can recover but in some cases it can be permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overal l a small %: The number of people under 60 who have hip replacements is growing. It is a small percentage of the overall number of replacements but still a large number nationally. A younger person must understand that there is a good chance that they will need a revision or second hip replacement in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle sparing surg: Min invasive surgery is a bit of a misnomer. Tthe key issue is min damaging or muscle sparing surgery while successfully placing the hip implants securely and correctly. This is best accomplished through the direct anterior approach. The less muscle damage- the quicker recovery and less pain. This technique allows a more stable implant and more accurate leg legnth determination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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