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By Stuart J. Fischer MD

Recommended via the yankee Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons! no matter if you or a relative have lately had a hip substitute or are contemplating or making plans the surgical procedure, this booklet deals support! a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Hip substitute provides authoritative, functional solutions on your questions about the explanations of joint ailment and the main points of surgical procedure to alleviate discomfort and enhance functionality of the hip. This booklet presents assets of aid from either the health care provider s and sufferer s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, knowledgeable orthopedic doctor, covers subject matters reminiscent of hip sickness, analysis, remedies, surgical procedure, hazards, and attainable problems. a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of hip alternative!

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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. If one leg is smaller or thinner than the other, it may be a sign of atrophy of the muscle, which causes thinning and weakness. This may be due to chronic hip disease. It may also be a sign of a chronic neurologic problem that has caused wasting or thinning of the muscle. Your surgeon may also want to measure the length of both of your legs.

While the presence of an arthritic hip may seem obvious to you, your surgeon will need to evaluate your hip to make sure the diagnosis is correct. First, he will take a history of your problem. He or she will want to know where you have pain, how long it has been present and when it started. He will want to know if the pain developed on its own or came after an injury. He may ask you what part of your hip or your leg hurts and what movements make it hurt. Tell your surgeon if you are limping or you are having trouble walking.

Patients with a bad hip will often have a Trendelenburg gait. This means the body tilts sideways over the bad hip as they attempt to go forward. Using a cane may improve or eliminate this portion of an abnormal gait. 15. Why can’t I bend over? Why can’t I tie my shoes? When your hip is arthritic, it may become stiff. Since the motion in your hip is restricted, you will have difficulty doing some of the things you did before. QXP 1/6/10 4:19 AM Page 33 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT HIP REPLACEMENT At first, you may have trouble bending over to pick up objects.

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