Hip replacement

What is Hip replacement?

It is the removal of worn out hip joint and replacing with artificial prosthesis.There are mainly two types- hemiarthroplasty and total hip replacement.

Questions and answers on "Hip replacement"

I had a hip replacement 8 wks ago. when I went for my 2nd checkup the dr. saw a shadow where the socket was he does not use cement he asked me how I felt and I told him good I did not have pain now I am experiencing some pain do I have reason to be concerned he told me at the time of my checkup he was concerned that it was not knitting together but at that time he was more concerned how I was feeling not what the xray showed

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Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

The recent onset of pain in the hip joint after a period of pain free total hip replacement (THR) is not a good sign. There are numerous causes for the occurence of pain after THR.

A few common conditions are mechanical loosening and sepsis, particulate induced...

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my mother is suffering from osteoarthiritis and degenerative changes .doctor had told her to go for a hip replacement.but since she had already undergone somesurgeries in srine and bone in past,she will not be able to take the risk of operation.will she be well with some medicines.she is taking shelcal 500,osicare ds,calcinase nasal spray. please give your valuable suggestions.

doctor1 MD

I have studied your case and I can assure you that hip replacement is a successful procedure and can be done safely in your mother. Do not worry if your mother has gone through previous surgeries. as it is not going to make any difference.
I think she is taking done for osteoporosis, which she...

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my blood pressure is raised 128 over 90 my doctor said one of my liver enzymes is high, for the last 18 months i have had trouble with my hip and need hip replacement and my doctor has been prescribing me celebex and declefenic and i have read these can raise blood pressure how long do they last in your system

doctor1 MD

Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
You high blood pressure and pain with hip replacement. Celebex and Diclofenac both are non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs used in joint pain. They don't have significant effect on your blood pressure so don't worry...

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My husband had 5 by passes 15 years ago and a bad hip replacement 4 years ago,was a very heavy smoking,dose no walking as his feet are very bad,he is 73 and has had pain a few times on the right side under rib cage,but has very bad congestion on his chest and very noisy

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welcome to hcm,
Right sided chest pain and bad congestion has to be evaluated and then treated.
i recommend him to visit his treating physician and if needed have some basic investigations like xray chest and then to start antibiotics as per his advice.
some of the causes of congestion include...

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I apparently need a hip replacement. I have osteoporosis. What type of procedure is appropriate for me? is there a type of hip prosthetic more suitable? how long is the recovery time?

doctor1 MD

Hello and thanks for the query

When a hip replacement is performed, the arthritic, damaged hip joint is removed. The ball-and-socket hip joint is then replaced with an artificial implant. The materials used in the implant depend on several factors, including the age of the patient, the activity...

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I am having major pain in my hip in side of my leg and buttock. It has been going on for quite some time. Are these symptoms that I need a hip replacement? I'm only 36.

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Hello,
thanks for the query

Hip replacement is a major surgery and it is indicated only when there is severe hip damage. The following points could help you to know if hip replacement is indicated;
-Persistent hip pain that keeps you awake, or awakens you, at night.

-Persistent hip pain that...

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I had many blood draws due to hip replacement. I have discolored skin (hip replacement 5 months ago)
Now I have developed a few lumps under the skin on top of the discolored area where a blood draw was taken not painful just lumps what might they be

doctor1 MD

Hi,
It seems that there might be having old blood bruised area giving this appearance.
There is likely of having thrombophlebitis on the site.
Apply ice pack 2-3 times a day for few days.
Apply thrombophob cream locally.
Ok and take care.

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first urine test showed trace of blood in urine, retook normal Dr wanted another one this time was on coumin after hip replacement and it came back abnormal, got off coumin and retook. this time test was normal, Dr wants me to see a urologist, why if it is normal

doctor1 MD

Respected user , hi
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* I would suggest as
consume plenty of liquids , repeat test after 7 days if normal
no need to consult urologist .

Hope to clarify your query .
Welcome for further assistance .
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Hi
My wife has been diagnosed with AVN for Hip joint. She is having the acute pain and not able to walk.
The MRI scan shows that its a preliminary stage. Doctor have suggested to wait and keeping her on medicines before
doing Hip Replacement.
Can medicines help in recovering from AVN and the underlying pain. Also is there any way Ayurveda or Homeopathy science help ?
Pls advice

Thanks XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query

Medicines can not help in reducing the process of Avascular necrosis (AVN) .It can only help in reducing the pain.
It is an irreversible process at this stage and can not be stopped by any aurveda or homeopathy.Core decompressive surgery can be tried at...

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Recent questions on  Hip replacement

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i m 13 and everytime i stand my left knee pops and its sore all the time and is embarrising please help, i m 5 7 or 5 8 and 160 pounds and i ve had two hip surgerys about a year ago....because i had a s.c.f.e slipped capitol femoral eppyfisis because i fell directly on my knee cap

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I have experienced a lot ot itching after having a hip replacement, my leg was very red after theoperation and very itchy this itchiness has now spread to different parts of my body namely my arms and my other leg, also on my back, what can I do to stop this?

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Hi, I am 26 years old and had a total hip replacement 4 months ago. Recently I have been having twitches in my hip area that usually occur at night. I have never had these twitches before and when they happen it is almost frightening. Could this be related to be hip replacement?

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my husband has serious leg pain. It's down the front of his legs when he coughs, and along the side of the thigh much of the day. He had a hip replaced and never has been free of pain when walking. He rides the stationary bike daily, but won't do...

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