Download PDF by Stuart J. Fischer MD: 100 Questions & Answers About Hip Replacement

By Stuart J. Fischer MD

ISBN-10: 0763768723

ISBN-13: 9780763768720

Counseled through the yank Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons! even if you or a relative have lately had a hip alternative or are contemplating or making plans the surgical procedure, this e-book deals support! a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Hip substitute supplies authoritative, functional solutions for your questions on the motives of joint ailment and the main points of surgical procedure to alleviate ache and increase functionality of the hip. This booklet presents resources of aid from either the physician s and sufferer s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, a professional orthopedic healthcare professional, covers subject matters equivalent to hip disorder, analysis, treatment plans, surgical procedure, dangers, and attainable problems. a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of hip substitute!

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Part of the bone of the femoral head then undergoes necrosis—it dies. When the bone dies, it becomes painful. The pain may be present either with activity or at rest. The joint surface of the femoral head may collapse and arthritis will result. Symptoms usually present twelve to eighteen months after the initial damage to the bone. The causes of AVN may be traumatic such as dislocation or femoral neck fracture, or may be atraumatic and systemic. When the cause is traumatic, a fracture disrupts the blood supply to the femoral head.

In short, overweight patients are more likely to have medical problems in the postoperative period. The good news is that there is no proven difference in recovery time and no known difference in orthopaedic surgical outcomes between normal and overweight patients. Surprisingly, there is nothing to suggest a higher risk of instability in overweight patients. They may, in fact, be protected because they are unable to flex their hips as much. We can therefore say that being overweight carries a greater risk of postoperative medical problems, but the overall orthopaedic results are the same.

The measurement is taken from a point on the front of the pelvis called the anterior superior iliac spine to the medial malleolus. 38 If your pelvis is tilted, it might be a sign that your hip pain is due to a back problem. Limited motion of your spine may also suggest that your back is the real cause of your pain. Your doctor may then ask you to lie down flat on your back on an examining table. He will first examine your legs to make sure that they appear equal. He may check the circular measurement of the thigh, the circumference, against the opposite side.

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