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Why is my leg paralyzed after hip replacement surgery...Im only 43.....Now what?

Why is my leg paralyzed after hip replacement surgery...Im only 43.....Now what?

Patience: It depends on what is wrong. Most likely there was a traction injury to the sciatic nerve. It will typically recover in time. It may take a long time, but wait at least 6 weeks from the day of surgery then if there has been no improvement get and EMG (nerve conduction study) of your leg. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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 could be the reason why my right leg collapsed under me? It happened twice, once in december and again yesterday in feb. I had a hip replacement 10 years ago. It is the same leg that collapsed twice. I don't know if there could be a link.

What could be the reason why my right leg collapsed under me?  It happened twice, once in december and again yesterday in feb. I had a hip replacement 10 years ago.  It is the same leg that collapsed twice.  I don't know if there could be a link.

Important : Important things to know is if you are having pain in the hip, leg, or knee on the affected side? Do you hear any noises in any of the above mentioned joints? Regardless, when your leg collapses it is usually due to a problem in the tendons or ligaments that support a joint. You could also have a problem with the hardware in your hip. You will need to see your doctor for an evaluation of this problem, which will include an examination and imaging studies (x rays and possible an mri). Best of luck. ...Read more

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I've had hip replacement 8 years ago, and am now experiencing pain in the rear of the hip and down my leg. What would cause this pain?

I've had hip replacement 8 years ago, and am now experiencing pain in the rear of the hip and down my leg. What would cause this pain?

Sciatic nerve pinch.: Based on it's location, the pain is most likely due to compression of the nerve root as it exits spinal canal (at the level l5-s1). The test, that is most revealing, is MRI of the lumbar spine. Consider visit to pain specialist for evaluation and treatement. ...Read more

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What bone leg is involved during a hip replacement?

What bone leg is involved during a hip replacement?

Pelvis and femur: The hip socket is part of the pelvis and is fitted with a metal shell during a hip replacement. Usually a plastic liner goes inside the shell as the artificial cartilage replacement. The ball portion of the hip joint is the uppermost end of the femur. It is replaced with a metal ball during the procedure, which is attached to a metal implant that is secured a few inches into the femur. ...Read more

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How is leg length discrepancy measured after total hip replacement? How long should one wait to evaluate?

How is leg length discrepancy measured after total hip replacement? How long should one wait to evaluate?

Let me explain: Limb length discrepancy can be measured by a physician during a physical examination and through x-rays. Usually, the physician measures the level of the hips when the patient is standing barefoot. A series of measured wooden blocks may be placed under the short leg until the hips are leveled.If the physician believes a more precise measurement is needed, he or she may use x-rays. (scanogram). ...Read more

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After total hip replacement surgery, is it normal for the operated leg to be a little bit longer than the good one?

Can be: While i wouldn't call it normal, leg lengthening is a potential result of total hip replacement and can be no big deal or a significant disability. Leg lengthening has become less common with newer implants and surgical techniques. Significant lengthening can be balanced with a heel lift in the other shoe. ...Read more

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If a person had a total hip replacement (anterolatera), then what are stable leg motions?

If a person had a total hip replacement (anterolatera), then what are stable leg motions?

Stable: These are exactly what their name implies; motions that promote a stable leg; and this is important especially after hip/joint replacement as part of the rehabilitative process. Ask the orthopedist/physical therapist for more about this. ...Read more

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What leg motions can be done after a total hip replacement?

It depends...: Early movement restrictions are based on the surgical method used. Extreme positions need to be avoided in the first 6 weeks no matter what. If an anterior approach is used, hyperextension combined with rotating the foot outward can be a problem. If a posterior approach is used, the risky move is hip flexion (bringing hip up to chest) combined with internal rotation. Eventually, most are safe. ...Read more

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How safe is it to cross ones legs after having partial hip replacement?

Avoid: You should avoid crossing your legs for the first several months after hip replacement to allow for the tissues to heal and hold the joint in place. You really don't want to experience the pain of a hip dislocation - it is a bad experience. ...Read more

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Waiting for hip replacement but suddenly got pins and needles in whole leg starting from my hip, near pins what could this be?

Waiting for hip replacement but suddenly got pins and needles in whole leg starting from my hip, near pins what could this be?

Why pins - previous: Are the pins present because of previous surgery. Is the total hip to replace a previous fracture that has been pinned? I would discuss this with your physician and get this explained immediately. I make this recommendation also because I would need more information to help explain your problem. Speak with your physician. ...Read more

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I have leg calve perthes had surgery when I was 10 now in a lot of pain seems hip replacement is option but i'm only 24 what other options are there?

I have leg calve perthes had surgery when I was 10 now in a lot of pain seems hip replacement is option but i'm only 24 what other options are there?

Therapy first: Long term consequence of perthe's disease include hip dysplasia and arthritis of the hip. Due to your age you should start with therapy and activity modification. Depending on the extent of the dysplasia your surgical options include femoral osteotomy, acetabular osteotomy and hip resurfacing or replacement! you should see your orthopaedic surgeon! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have leg swelling after total hip replacement surgery?

Is it normal to have leg swelling after total hip replacement surgery?

Can be very normal: Leg swelling after hip replacement can occur for up to 3 months after surgery. I recommend my patients use compression hose, knee high, for 3 months post-op, with periodic leg elevation above heart and head 3x/day x 20-30 minutes. Also, do not be up on the leg too much too soon after surgery. Allow your body to heal. If swelling persists and pain increases with it, then call your surgeon. ...Read more

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I get cramps in my legs some years after hip replacement, what can I do?

Get your GP to see -: you for a complete physical and labs to ensure there is no specific cause for it. I am sure the THR surgery has probably nothing to do with it. Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more

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How long after a full hip replacement should the leg / knee swelling last?

1-2 weeks for post o: Be careful here because residual lower extremity swelling could also indicate a blood clot which is not uncommon with hip arthroplasty. It should be checked. ...Read more

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Leg swelling after i had a total hip replacement surgery. Did they do wrong?

Not unusual: It is very common to get leg swelling after total hip or knee replacement. Of course, swelling with pain can be a sign of DVT (deep venous thrombosis) ..Also described by some as "blood clots". This should be evaluated by your doctor. Painless swelling will often resolve after a few months. ...Read more

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