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Which doctors do you need to see after your PCP says you need a hip replacement?

Orthopaedic surgeon. 35 years old is young for a hip replacement, unless you have some other process going on like AVN, old trauma or Rheumatoid arthritis. AN orthopedic surgeon can go through your options with you. Read more...

Doctors, what is the difference between cemented and uncemented hip replacement?

Cemented vs. Non-cemented replacements are just what they sound like. Cemented means a bone cement that gets used to get immediate gluing of the prosthesis to the bone. The non-cemented replacements use your own bodies healing mechanisms to allow bone to eventually glue itself to the prosthesis. Typically Non-Cemented replacements take a long time to heal requiring non-weight bearing status for months. Read more...

I need a hip replacement I need a doctor who excepts metro plus in nyc?

You should have- -provider list from your health plan, if not there should be a number you can call. After you get the list look 4 providers that you have heard of or ask your friends who may have had the same surgeon 4 the same surgery. . Read more...
Talk to insurer. Talk to your insurance company. They will know what orthopedists they cover. Unless a doc here is on their list of docs and says so, we have no way of knowing who is on what plan as an approved doc. Read more...

What are the doctors that do anterior approach hip replacement in my area?

You need to ask. It would be helpful if there was a web site information but there isn/t. Hip replacement can be done from the front or back, but there is no list of who does it which way. The best thing you can do is get a list of of who has the best reputation for joint replacement and then call each one and see who does it from the front or back. Read more...
Call. You will have to call each practice to find out. On general look for someone fellowship trained in joint replacement and have it done by a high volume surgeon at a high volume hospital. Read more...

I had a cementless hip replacement 3 yrs ago and have started having mild pain which my doc thinks is soft tissue injury, what can I do for it?

Rest. If the pain does not improve with rest or physical therapy, x-rays and other tests may be necessary to make sure the hip is not loose or infected. Read more...
Rehab. First make sure you have consulted with the orthopaedic surgeon who performed your surgery. If xrays are normal, then physical therapy can often address any type of soft tissue pain. Read more...

My son-27 yrs. Diagonsed with bilateral avescular necrosis stage 2-3.Doctor's advice : total hip replacement. Is there any way to avoid thr.

No i am afraid no. No there is no other treatment and that is the the only treatment. Read more...
AVN. It really depends on if there is collapse of the femoral head. If the femoral head has already collapsed it is too late and he will require hip replacement. If it has not collapsed there are some options but the success of the options is not great. One surgical option is core decompression which has less than a 50% chance of success, bisphosphonates (fosamax) may help with limited success. Read more...
No. If you are being told stage 2-3, there is already some evidence of collapse, and therefore hip replacement will be inevitable. Read more...

My hip replacement has failed. My doctor said that there is nothing else he can do because of my bone deformities. I am in constant pain.

Second opinion. Betty, I see 2 ways. First, to get a second opinion from an orthopedic specializing in complicated hips, second will be to optimize you pain medicine, so that you can continue with physical therapy and exercise for your leg and for that reason you might need to see a pain specialist. Sorry to hear about your experience, but I want you to know that is not uncommon. Read more...