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Which type of metal is used for hip replacements?

Which type of metal is used for hip replacements?

Cobalt Chrome, Ti: Cobalt chrome can be used for the ball part or the parts inserted into bone. Titanium is also used for the parts that are inserted into the bone. ...Read more

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What are the best options for types of hip replacement. metal on metal, metalon plastic, porcelan cap, etc. which one last the longest. i?

Many options: There are many choices when it comes to the materials used for hip replacement surgery. The most thorough study of implants materials to date comes from the Australian Joint Replacement Registry- an extremely large collection of data from thousands of surgeries. The best material at this time seems to be Oxidized Zirconium (known as Oxinium) with highly cross-linked polyethylene. ...Read more

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Metal on metal hip replacement causing pain?

Metal on metal hip replacement causing pain?

Possible: Some patients experience a local tissue reactionto the metal on metal implant not seen with other implant combinations. Other patients can have pain due to metal debri esp. If there is damage to the polished surface. All hip replacemens can hurt from loosening, infection and stress reactions to name a few. ...Read more

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Which type of recovery should I expect after hip replacement surgery?

Which type of recovery should I expect after hip replacement surgery?

Excellent: When arthritis or other problem leads to deterioration of the hip, pain is interfering with activities of daily living, and conservative care isn't working, then a hip replacement is a good surgical option. It can be done from the front or back and 95% do well. Risks include infection, instability, limb length discrepancy, nerve damage, and blood clots, but these are infrequent (<5%). Most do well. ...Read more

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What are the components of metal-on-metal hip replacement device? How do you know if these device may produce complications?

What are the components of metal-on-metal hip replacement device? How do you know if these device may produce complications?

Depends: The components are the same as any other hip replacement (except made of metal - cobalt chromium): an acetabular cup, and a femoral head which is attached to a femoral stem. Usually the first sign of problems would be localized pain and sweling. If the problem persists, then systemic symptoms may occur such as altered mental status. Have a frank discussion with your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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What exercises help after having a hip replacement in 2008 due to limping for 15 years followed by hip revision in 2012 due tometal on metal?

Phys therapy eval: After hip replacement leg length often is changed. This requires an evaluation by your ortho, PMR doc or Phy therapist. Muscle weakness is also common, but correct balance is important, so ask your doc to irder a PT eval. ...Read more

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Is an adult who suffers from hip dysplasia eligible for any type of hip replacement surgery?

Is an adult who suffers from hip dysplasia eligible for any type of hip replacement surgery?

Yes: Almost all dysplastic hips can be treated with total hip replacement. Depending on the amount of deformity, we often have to use special implants or surgical techniques to put the hip in as normal a position as possible. ...Read more

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If someone has a total hip replacement or other hip surgery that uses some metal, how does this work when going through metal detector @ airport?

Need addit screening: Joint repair hardware will likely set off the alarm. TSA doesn't care about the card that says you have hardware. You should let them know going in that you have a joint replacement and they will figure out how to screen you, depending on airport. http://orthopedics.about.com/od/hipkneereplacement/f/metaldetectors.htm http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/metal-implants ...Read more