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What is the best implant for hip replacement?

No best. There is no established best implant. There are many implants from a variety of different companies that have shown 95% excellent results lasting for 30 years or more. The question is what implant has your surgeon had the most success with? First, feel comfortable with your surgeon. Then inquire into the implants he uses, and just make sure he isn't using something for the first time on you. Read more...
Many good implants. With few exceptions, all currently available hip replacement implants have excellent track records. Many factors influence the longevity of the implant. You should seek the advice of a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who has extensive experience with hip replacements either through fellowship training or years of successful practice. Read more...

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

Speak to your doc. Perhaps they will give you an alternative pain killer. I would also recommend you ice as much as possible. Keep yourself well hydrated. Read more...
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...

How dangerous is a hip replacement?

Moderately risky. It's considered a surgery with moderately high risk (blood loss, anesthesia complications) if not done emergently, certain patients should be screened for reversible factors that could be corrected to improve surgical outcomes. Read more...
Very safe. Statistically, only 2-3% of patients will have a problem or complication after surgery that could require readmission to the hospital or further surgery. Read more...

What does it mean to have a hip replacement?

An artificial hip. The hip joint consists of a ball and socket formed of bone and cartilage. The diseased bone is removed and a new ball and socket, usually made out of metal and plastic is inserted surgically. The new hip, while mechanical, works in a manner very close to a normal hip joint. Read more...
Artificial device. The hip is a ball and socket joint. The damaged ball is removed, the damaged socket is contoured, and then an artificial metal and plastic ball and socket prosthesis are implanted inside the hip joint. Read more...

Metal on metal hip replacement causing pain?

Probably not . Because it is metal on metal. Usually due to something else such as loosening, inflammation or infection. Any hip replacement can have pain. If you are having pain, obviously it depends where it is in your hip. If it is in the groin or mid-femur it is probably because of the prothesis anywhere else probably less serious. Read more...
Possible. Some patients experience a local tissue reactionto the metal on metal implant not seen with other implant combinations. Other patients can have pain due to metal debri esp. If there is damage to the polished surface. All hip replacemens can hurt from loosening, infection and stress reactions to name a few. Read more...