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Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 7: Limb Length Discrepancy After Total Hip Replacement Surgery by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm Addressing your questions and concerns "I had my left hip replaced a month ago and everything is going well except that I feel off-balance, like my left is now longer than my right."   "My Physical Therapist told me that the leg that was operated on is longer than the other.   What am I supposed to do about that?"   "Now that m ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 13: Swelling and Bruising After Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm ·               You may have swelling and bruising around the knee or hip and down into the lower leg after your total joint replacement. ·               Bruising may last for up to 6-8 weeks.   This is part of the normal healing process. ·               Being on the blood thinner after surgery can contribute to this ... Read on »
Total Hip Replacement Surgery In India At Affordable Low Cost by Dr. Syed L. Doctor of Dentistry Posted Tue 29 Sep 2009 10:03pm A medical history, in which your orthopaedic surgeon gathers information about your general health and asks questions about the extent of your hip pain and how it affects your ability to perform every day activities. … Because bacteria can enter the bloodstream during dental procedures, you should consider getting treatment for significant dental ... Read on »
FDA Approves First Ceramic-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement System by Medline Plus Posted Tue 14 Jun 2011 1:06pm FDA approves first ceramic-on-metal total hip replacement system The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on June 13 the first ceramic-on-metal total artificial hip system for patients with osteoarthritis. Hip joints consist of bone in the shape of a ball at the top of the thighbone (femur) that fits into a rounded ... Read on »
High Success Rate of Total Hip Replacement Surgery in India by Vihan J. Facebook Posted Wed 02 Apr 2014 9:36am The process of total hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the hip joint with an artificial joint known as the prosthesis. The need for total hip replacement also known as total hip arthroplasty arises in cases of a hip fracture or damage to the hips due to arthritis. Total hip replacement surgery may be required when conventional me ... Read on »
It is safe to drive four weeks after total hip replacement surgery by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 14 Mar 2014 7:32am The current recommendation on how soon it is safe to return to driving following hip replacement surgery is six weeks. However, a new study has found that patients are able to return to driving two weeks sooner than this. The research was carried out by Dr. Geoffrey Westrich, Director of Research, Adu ... Read on »
Traditional total hip replacements are still viable after 35 years by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Tue 18 Mar 2014 8:23am A new long-term study that has evaluated the outcomes of the traditional Charnley total hip replacement (THR) prosthesisAn artificial device attached to the body. has shown that most are still viableCapable of survival. 35 years after the initial surgery. The prosthesis, named after the British surgeo ... Read on »
Total Hip Replacement anterior approach by Shark24 Posted Sat 15 May 2010 10:49pm Hi  I am 45 years old and had a THR on the right side on Monday May 10th.   I have struggled with bone on bone arthritis (numerous sports injuries in my youth) for several years, and had 2 arthroscopic FAI procedures to stave off this day   My new hip feels very good, but my sciatic nerve and my thigh are tight and very painful.  Is this ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 6: Surprising Statistics About Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm   (from  The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Volume 89-A, Number 12, December 2007) ·            The upward trends in the utilization of total hip and knee replacement between 1969 and 2003 detail the national need for these procedures. ·            The age and gender-adjusted incidence per 100,000 person-years signifi ... Read on »
Hip Replacement Increase Stroke Risk Fourfold by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 25 Jan 2013 9:00am Individuals who underwent a total hip replacement had at least four times the risk of suffering a stroke in the weeks immediately following, a Dutch study reported. Researchers say more cautious monitoring after such a procedure is warranted. Hip replacement patients showed nearly five times the rate of ischemic stroke than a control ... Read on »