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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. Mark Pack
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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?

Fluid in your joint: This indicates that you have a small amount of fluid in your joint. It does not necessarily indicate a problem. However, since your surgeon ordered an MRI postoperatively, he is concerned about a complication, such as infection ...Read more

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

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

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What do I do when percocet 7.5/325 don't always work for the ppain from a dbl hip replacement?

What do I do when percocet 7.5/325 don't always work for the ppain from a dbl hip replacement?

Talk with doc: Percocet is a strong narcotic and you should be getting further recommendations from your treating surgeon. It's best to have the operating surgeon know about your pain, so he/she is aware and can direct treatment appropriately. Especially when narcotics are involved. ...Read more

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How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

6 months: At least 6 months. The person you want to ask that question is the orthopedic surgeon doing the hip replacement. He/she should make the call. Also, the ortho doc will probably cover you with antibiotics to prevent infection of the hip replacement. Also make sure the liposuction doc knows about the hip replacement. ...Read more

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How long does a hip replacement typically last?

How long does a hip replacement typically last?

10 years or longer: Some only last only a few years due to complications, but most last for decades. Only about seven percent of patients ever need a second hip the same side. ...Read more

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Does double hip replacement help restore your *height*?

Probably not: It can be a challenge to have leg lengths equal after hip replacement on both sides. A modest increase may occur, but excessive lengthening is associated with nerve injury. That can be devastating. Talk to your hip surgeon about realistic expectations in your particular case. ...Read more

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Failed hip replacement likely to negatively affect woman?

Depends: As with any surgery, complications can happen and may have a negative effect. A failed hip replacement would likely affect women and men similarly in terms of daily activities, walking, etc. However, in most cases, failed hip replacements can be revised and treated so that ultimately, the patient is functional and pain free. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after a hip replacement before you are pain free?

How long after a hip replacement before you are pain free?

3-6 months: There is post-op pain after a total hip replacement but the arthritis pain usually goes away shortly after surgery. Everyone is different, but the post-op recovery can take 3-6 months while some people report being pleased with their outcome as soon as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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When after a hip replacement does it take to be pain free?

Depends: It varies from patient to patient. Some patients have very little pain after a month, while some patients have pain for many months. Most patients continue to get improvement in their outcomes, up to 1 year out from surgery. ...Read more

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What sex positions are safe to do with a recent hip replacement?

What sex positions are safe to do with a recent hip replacement?

Ask your hip surgeon: Your hip replacement surgeon will know best exactly which positions are safe for your hip, so definitely ask your surgeon in the end. In general, the same guidelines provided to you by your therapist and surgeon regarding safe positions for all activities of daily living also apply to positions during sexual activity. Commonly, patients are told to avoid bending forward at the hip past 90 degrees. ...Read more

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