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Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: what can be done for a severely arthritic hip (bone on bone), no cartilage. 90 year old Pt has had a tumor removed from top of head 6 weeks ago, wound is healing by 2nd intention, 95% granulation tissue at this time. Pain is intolerable. tx: 2 hydrocodone tid takes the edge off for a bit. YYYY@YYYY

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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Only hip replacement

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

In this extreme condition, the only option is hip replacement.

No medication is going to help the joint in this stage, only surgery will help.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu
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