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Will I Be Able To Return To School Soon After A Total Hip Replacement
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
Total hip replacement a year ago. Dr stretched my femoral nerve and said nerve would return 100% by 6 mos. After 1 yr, I have abt 60%. How much longer?
This could be it: This is a rare complication and usually the result of an anterior hip approach. Injury to the sensory nerve to the thigh is the more common issue with this approach. I agree that regrowth is about 1mm per day after the first few weeks, but a year is more than enough time for the nerve cell to find it's way if it going to happen. You can have a neurologist evaluate your current status with an emg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a professional golfer had a total hip replacement left side 8 weeks ago. Last 2 weeks pain has returned in thigh and butt. Why and what to do?
Post op pain/neuralg: Consult your orthopedic surgeon for additional evaluation of the operative site, i would recommend the use of over the counter nsaids ( advil or aleve (naproxen) ) as needed until further evaluation. Must rule out infection, neuritis, neuralgia or post operative issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At home or center: Hip replacement rehabilitation begins in the hospital shortly after hip surgery. Continued rehab may then continue at home with the proper home nursing rehab team or in a rehabilation center. See which your surgeon prefers and your insurance covers. Don't cut corners on this type of procedure only to develop problems years later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not many: After hip replacement, i allow my patients to return to any activity that they are comfortable doing. Every patient finds certain things they can and certain things they cannot do comfortably. For example, I have a champion powerlifter, but he is not comfortable jogging. I have a bilateral hip replacement patient who is training for a marathon. All i ask is that they get an x-ray every 1-2 yrs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Although the lower back and the hip work in coordination, it would be very unusual to see significant increase in low back pain after hip replacement. Improved mobility in the new hip replacement may actually lessen the strain on the lower back. Talk to your surgeon and consider seeing a physical therapist for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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