How could you know if you have dislocated your prosthetic hip joint after hip replacement surgery?

These Symptoms. Prosthetic hip dislocation is usually but not universally a dramatic, painful event. There is usually deformity (shortening of the leg), pain and the inability to walk.
Severe pain. A dislocation of a total hip replacement is a very painful event. Pain and inability to move your hip is typically seen. A reduction of the hip will require a trip to the emergency room.

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Had hip replacement 8 weeks ago all of a suddon had a lot of pain in lower back and buttocks hard to walk. Wondering if I would know if I dislocated.?

Dislocated total hip. Sudden onset new kind of pain is an alarm sign after hip replacement. Dislocation will make your leg short and rotated in an abnormal way and you will be unable to walk. Call your doctor as soon as possible and make arrangements for an evaluation. If you are unable to bear weight and your leg is short call 911 for a transfer to the closest er. Read more...

What are the dislocation risks after hip replacement? Is a person at greater risk of dislocation after a complete hip joint replacement?

Yes. . Yes. By nature of the fact that the muscles and capsule that surround and support the native hip are cut during the approach to the hip during surgery, there is a risk for dislocation after surgery before these structures have had a chance to fully heal. We teach patients after surgery to avoid certain positions with their legs, and place a pillow between their legs for the first few days after surgery to prevent them from moving their leg into a position that we know will risk dislocation. This risk declines significantly 2 to 3 months after surgery. However, even after that, an artificial hip can dislocate. If the hip is implanted in a less than ideal position, it can be at risk of dislocation during normal range of motion, and this could be a reason to revise the surgery to improve the position of the implants. Read more...
1-2% Dislocation is the most common complication after a total hip replacement, but fortunately does not occurr frequently. The surgical approach used does influence the risk of dislocation, as well as the experience of the surgeon. How the tissues around the hip are handled and repaired at the end of the operation is an important factor. A partial replacement is less likely to dislocate than a total. Read more...
Low risk. Dislocation can occur after a tha but is generally very low and dependent on the original surgical approach, femoral ball size, and skill of the surgeon. The incidence of dislocation ranges from 0.1% to 1-2% depending on the above factors. While surface replacement may have less risk than a total hip replacement, other factors may make these less desirable. Discuss with your surgeon. Read more...

Tumor on pelvic interior hip joint. Had complete hip replacement. How long to know if cancer returns.

5 years. In general absence of cancer for 5 years is felt to be a cure. However the risks vary a lot depending on what kind of tumor it was, whether clear margins were obtained, whether it was a primary bone tumor or a metastasis. Discuss your concerns with your physician, who should be able to give you an honest assessment. Read more...