Any reconstructive surgeons out there do hip replacement after first failed?

Absolutely. Even in today's environment of declining reimbursement for revision procedures, and larger and larger patients, and more complex problems requiring revision, there should be surgeons in every major medical service area who are ready to perform revision surgery on a hip or knee replacement. It is a growing problem and there are good solutions to most problems we now encounter. Speak to your pcp.

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How should I find the best orthopaedic surgeons (hip replacement) in a particular region?

Ask around. Depends on what you mean by best when you do pick one out go in for a "test drive" with the doc and see how you get along this will tell you a lot. Read more...

My surgeon selected a size smaller ball than appropriate for my hip replacement because the right one was dropped, is this okay?

Yes. There are a number of ball sizes available and each one differs in diameter (size) from the next one by only a few millimeters. A smaller head size means a thicker layer of polyethylene in the acetabular shell, which theoretically may mean it will last longer. In any event, it's not something to worry about. Read more...
Yes. The smaller balls (femoral head) actually cause slower wear and tear of the plastic prosthesis. The dislocation rate is slightly higher initially, but usually become the same after about 3 months. Read more...

I had a hip replacement seven years ago, now its popping every time I get up and have a lot of pain what do you suggest. I've been to the surgeon who did the surgery but he days yhere is nothing wrong.?

Get another opinion. I can not tell if is due to the total hip or not but would recognize that something is happening and needs clarification. Get another opinion. Read more...
2nd Opinion. You should get a second opinion from a hip replacement specialist. While there not be any thing that can be done there are several causes of a popping hip. Ask the doctor to consider instability, it band tightness, and a snapping ileopsoas tendon. Read more...
Get another opinion. If it did not used to pop but now it is, something may be wrong with the mechanism. Painful popping may reflect more of a soft tissue source. Read more...

I was told I need a total hip replacement. How do I find the best surgeon for the job?

U should ask around. Ask ur friends but usually the ones who had a bad outcome speak the loudest. Look 4 a fellowship trained tja specialist. They have had a year or more of training just in the field of joint replacement. Good luck! Read more...
Medical socirty. Call the local medicalsociety. They may point you in the right direction. If you city has a magazine that lists top docs that too may help. Best yet, find someone who had areplacement, ask who did theirs. Is there a university affiliated hosp inyou town? Or one that has an othedic residency program? They too may be good resourses. Read more...
Ask people who know. I'd recommend inquiring in your area about who does the most. If you can get a list of every surgeon within 50 miles who performs at least 150 hips per year, you will find the best person. Narrow the list based on patient recommendations or those of your pcp. Ignore advertisements or md lists that you might find on the website of an implant company. Then interview 3. Read more...

After partial hip replacement surgery mother developed small hard lump in her groin. Surgeon doesn't think it has bearing on surgery. What can it be?

Let me explain. The complications from hip surgery is not common, since the surgeon said not related to the surgery, I have to believe him. Many other things could be the problem for example, hernia in that area, enlarge lymph node are the most common. How long since she have the surgery? It is very hard to make other comment without seeing the patient. Read more...

Can a surgeon ethically drop a patient & cancel a scheduled surgery due to patient's injury lead to a pending lawsuit? I am in desperate need of a hip replacement due to traumatic impact to the hip from a fall. My case is pending and it looks like there

I . I don't know what the ethics are for this particular situation. Is your lawsuit a malpractice case or an injury lawsuit? If a person seems to have a litigenous predisposition, it could be a cause of concern for doctors. If an individual will use the fact that a surgery was done or is being done as part of a strategy to win a legal case, a doctor may be hesitant to take the surgery on unless it is very clearly medically indicated. As a doctor, i would want to be told upfront what the situation was. I would probably be upset if i learned that the information had been withheld. I am not suggesting that this is the case for you, but I am trying to provide you with a thorough answer. Sadly, many doctors including myself have been put in untenable situations. For instance, last week, i saw a man who desires disability. It was clear to me that he was embellishing for the sake of obtaining disability. As doctor who desires to always practice ethically, i was put on the spot. As a physician, it was frustrating that someone was trying to use me as a pawn. There are so many people who honestly deserve their disability payments, but doctors have to be cautious because of people who might use the medical system for financial gain. As i said earlier, I am in no way, stating that these things are the case for you. But, I am trying to put myself in the two surgeon's places to figure out an possible reasons why they dropped you. Another good place to pose this question is the avvo.Com legal site. Take care. Read more...
Your . Your surgeon should proceed with surgery after an informed concent. Fear from a lawsuit is never healthy . Prejudging patients is not moral. Read more...
This . This is a difficult question to answer. If a person is having a true medical or surgical emergency, then there are laws that require a hospital and a doctor to take care of that emergency problem for the patient. If it is an elective, non-emergency condition, then it is up to the doctor or surgeon and their personal and office policies as to what services they will offer or accept. It is not uncommon for medical or surgical offices to not accept a medical lien from an attorney's office or third party injury insurance company, waiting to see if payment is accepted in the future. Also there would be hospital fees for a major surgery, and some hospitals also may not accept this type of payment pending legal actions. The surgeon would not be able to perform the operation without the cooperation and availability of the hospital, as well as the anesthesiologist for the surgery too. It may also depend on the severity or expected surgical difficulty of the condition and the medical-legal risks that the doctor's office feels that they may be entering into. You may need to ask your attorney what he/she feels your options are for payments or coverage. The hippocratic oath has to do with offering the best and proper care, not causing harm, and not performing unnecessary or harmful treatments or procedures. I believe that the oath does not mandate that a doctor must take care of all patients for all conditions at the patient's request. Read more...