What things can make a post hip replacement patient more comfortable?

Pain control. I guess pain control with strong analgesics and cushions of all kinds. If still in bed bars or something to pull while moving in bed ( ask physical therapists). What part of the odyns uncomfortable? Talk to the surgeon in charge.
Understanding. There is always pain with hip replacements. However, pain management can help with pain. Even more importantly, i find the more patients understand about what is going on and what is expected, the better patients feel overall.

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After hip replacement how often are patients really happy with their new hip?

Yes. This is one of the best surgeries we do in orthopaedics. An arthritic hip is very painful and total hip arthroplasty (tha) usually relieves that pain. The function is very good and people can get back to walking pain free. Rehabmeat be long and painful, but most find the results well worth it! Read more...
Excellent results. Patient satisfaction with the outcomes of hip replacement surgery are excellent overall. Reported satisfaction rates for patients are high, based on low complication rates and reliable resolution of arthritis pain. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon for any additional questions. Read more...

How many new hip replacement patients are not really happy with their new hip?

A few percent. Historically good and excellent results occur in 90-95% of patients, with 0.5-1% having serious complications. Remember, this is usually an older group of patients undergoing major surgery. The 3 main complaints include residual pain, dislocations, and leg length issues. Most can be addressed non-surgically. Avery few will not get pain relief due to associated spinal pathology. Read more...
Less than 5% About 95% of patients have what is characterized as a good or excellent result, which means that they have relief of their preoperative pain, and return of their lost function. Read more...

What are the demographics of hip replacement surgery patients?

Changing. When first introduced, hip replacement was people over 65. As the prosthesis and our surgical knowledge have improved, we have been able to successfully get good long term results. This has allowed us to provide hip replacements for very young, in their thirties, and active patients with destroyed and painful hips. 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...