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Will having a hip replacement result in problems in my sexual life?

Will having a hip replacement result in problems in my sexual life?

NO: You will be able to resume a sexual life. However, there are some precautions that will need to followed. Please discuss acceptable positions for sex after hip replacement. Aaos.Com is another source of information regarding sexual positions after hip replacement. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Which sexual positions are advised if the female has had a hip replacement?

Which sexual positions are advised if the female has had a hip replacement?

Follow hip precautio: In general, once you are about 3 months out from surgery, the risk of dislocation is quite low. Sexual positions should adhere to hip precaution recommendations (no hip flexion past 90 degrees, no crossing legs across the midline, no rotating inwards). Safe postions include: "missionary", "doggy-style", and woman on top. ...Read more

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Has anyone had problems after having a total hip replacement, just from the device?

Has anyone had problems after having a total hip replacement, just from the device?

Yes: The biggest issue with hip replacement devices currently is the ones that use a metal against metal bearing. This articulation produces small amounts of cobalt and chrome debris that in some patients has caused hypersensitivity reactions, necessitating further surgery. Occasionally, poorly designed devices break, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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After hip replacement surgery, I am suffering pain in my lower back, legs, and feet. I didn't have these problems before surgery. What is going on?

After hip replacement surgery, I am suffering pain in my lower back, legs, and feet. I didn't have these problems before surgery.  What is going on?

Leg length change?: Often, after hip replacement, one leg is left shorter than the other.This changes your gait causing all the symptoms you mentioned: chronic low back pain, foot & leg pain.Surgery could also have caused other problem like pubic shear which needs to be realigned.A good osteopathic eval. might pinpoint the problem.Answer could be as simple as a heel lift or osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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I need a total hip replacement as a result pf severe osteoarthritis can I receive cortisone shots to relieve pain til the scheduled operation. ?

Maybe: Cortisone can sometimes reduce the pain from oa in the hip. Most surgeons prefer an interval of 3 months or more from the last cortisone injection to the date of surgery. The frequency of the injections may be every 3 -4 months if they are of benefit. ...Read more

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I had an operation for hip replacement and i got muscles problem cause pain in my foot and and not function properly or Failure after intramuscular.

Varies: The whole question did not come through. If you are having pain running down your leg into your foot after a hip replacement, it would usually either be related to an irritation if a nerve in the back, or that same nerve can also potentially be stretched during your hip replacement. I would discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is trace right hip joint effusion I had a MRI with metal subtraion and this is what the results are. I had an total hip replacement in January?

What is trace right hip joint effusion
I had a MRI with metal subtraion and this is what the results are.
I had an total hip replacement in January?

I assume U mean-: -metal suppression. A trace effusion means there is some fluid in the joint space. A trace is minimal & would feel it is not abnormal 4 a hip joint replaced or not. Obviously U have raised concerns about complications with the implants. U have 2 ask Ur surgeon what he/she thinks about it & what R the plan from here on. ...Read more

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How can you increase the life expectancy of an artificial hip replacement?

Try these tips: The life expectancy of a total hip replacement may be extended under favorable circumstances including avoiding impact activities like running, avoiding gainings weight, or loosing excess weight, and limiting the number of cycles the hip goes through. ...Read more

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What is the average life of a hip replacement? What causes them to wear out?

What is the average life of a hip replacement? What causes them to wear out?

Hip prosthetic life: Today's hip implants should last 20 to 30 years. But factors such as activity and patient size may shortened the life expectancy. ...Read more