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Why Does My Artificial Hip Hurt When I Sneeze
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
Hip pain with sneeze: "hip pain" caused by sneezing might represent a lumbar disc problem.The increase in pressure cause by the sneeze can affect nerves near the lumbar discs. This is called "referred pain" . The other possibility is a groin hernia. Again, the increased pressure in the belly from the sneeze causes the hernia to bulge and cause pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely back not hip: Many things refer pain to "hip." True hip pain is in the groin. If so try to make a figure 4 with that leg. If that significantly increases your pain go back to the hip doc. Else, if li is buttock pain you need a workup for facet arthrosis, disc disease or other spinal disease. Don't neglect a hip bursitis - on the side as is a TFL syndrome.The cough/sneeze bit points to spine pathology as No.1. ...Read more
Hip pain: Hip and groin pain with increased abdominal pressure could point to a inguinal or femoral hernia. A small out pouching from your abdomen down into the inguinal canal.... Please have this checked out, possibly by your primary care physician. A scan may be helpful.... It is typically not serious, unless a bowel loop gets stuck in this hernia... Best of luck! ...Read more
Hip pain as a consequence of progressive degeneration and arthritis will lead to hip replacement or orthoscopy ??
Hip pain treatments: Hip degeneration is common, and doesn't lead to replacement unless the joint is badly damaged. Weight control, balanced walking, and hip muscle strengthening, will preserve the joint. ...Read more
Total hip replace: When arthritis is severe in the hip ( no cartilage between bones) and/or causes constant intense pain and lack of function, or when there is other pathology (disease) that requieres to remove the afected part of the hip then total hip replacement is indicated. Artificial hips are made of titanium and requires some sort of biological " cement" to put in . Plastic, screws, plates may be required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hip: Consider a team, guided approach with progressive increased activity as tolerated and provided by your orthopedic surgeon, pt, and ot teams. Start with walker, progress to cane, work to master stairs. ...Read more
Ask orthopedist: I would get clearance from your orthopedic surgeon. You can dislocate your artificicial hip with that range of motion. ...Read more
Better: A hip replacement often improves range of motion. Sometimes too much motion, and dislocation becomes a risk. Metal on plastic surfaces don't last forever, so higher impact activities should be limited. Otherwise, daily activities are restored, and function is better than before surgery. ...Read more
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?: There are no muscles that connect to a total hip implant. Both components are implanted in the bones of the pelvis and thigh bone. The muscles are left connected to the bones. Some approaches involve cutting muscles and ligaments, which are sewn back together at the end of the procedure. ...Read more
Nothing serious: These plane rides generally are over six or seven hours. Being stationary for that period of time can cause stiffness. It is not uncommon for people with joint replacements that travel for extended periods of time to feel achiness or soreness after these long trips. The pressure changes from high-altitude even though the cabin is pressurized can also cause joint become sore and swelling of the lower extremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My femur hurts. 1 1/2 years after bilateral hip replacement. Especially when I raise my leg. Why?
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