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What movements are contraindicated following a total hip replacement?

What movements are contraindicated following a total hip replacement?

Anterior total hip: No specific hip precautions for a direct anterior approach hip replacement. Patient can bend over immediately to tie his/her shoes. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 movements are constrained following a total hip replacement?

What movements are constrained following a total hip replacement?

THA: Hip precautions for posterior approach usually to limit hip flexion greater than 90 degrees, crossing legs past midline. Hip precautions for anterior approach usually less, but limit extremes of hyperextension and extremes of external rotation. ...Read more

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I am 6 days post op total hip replacement. Can I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice daily until bowel movement?

I am  6 days post op total hip replacement. Can I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice daily until bowel movement?

Yes..: Especially if it's been several days or since before your surgery that you had a full bowel movement. Try one dose first and see if that helps. If not, then move on to two doses a day which should certainly help you have some kind of movement and relief. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a total hip replacement is contraindicated to MRI or not?

Is a total hip replacement is contraindicated to MRI or not?

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

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Is it possible to have severe nerve damage following a total hip replacement?

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 more

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Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

YES: Total hip replacements are one of the most common procedures performed. Over 285,000 are performed yearly in the USA. ...Read more

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How many people under 56 have had a total hip replacement?

How many people under 56 have had a total hip replacement?

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 more

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How can you treat minimally invasive total hip replacement ?

How can you treat minimally invasive total hip replacement ?

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 more

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How long is the recovery for having a total hip replacement?

6-12 weeks: Usually 6 to 12 weeks but depending on the surgery and the individual this can vary. ...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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Dr. John Michalski
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Total Hip Replacement (Definition)

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