By Stuart J. Fischer MD

Counseled by way of 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 ebook bargains aid! a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Hip substitute provides authoritative, sensible solutions in your questions about the motives of joint ailment and the main points of surgical procedure to alleviate ache and enhance functionality of the hip. This publication presents resources of help from either the health professional s and sufferer s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, knowledgeable orthopedic health care professional, covers themes equivalent to hip illness, prognosis, healing procedures, surgical procedure, hazards, and attainable issues. a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of hip substitute!

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Hip Disease the femur are unusual but can occur either as an isolated injury or in combination with a dislocation. Fractures into the hip joint socket, the acetabulum, are more common. Either of these injuries results in a damaged joint surface and can lead to post-traumatic arthritis. Arthritis can also result from fractures that do not directly involve the joint. Examples are an intertrochanteric fracture of the hip or a fracture of the long portion or shaft of the femur. Even though the fracture heals away from the joint, the shape of the femur may change and this can lead to altered mechanics in the joint.

Transient osteoporosis develops spontaneously and resolves in several months. MRI will show fluid or edema in a wide area of the bone. A plain x-ray, however, will be normal. This condition almost always resolves spontaneously with no need for surgery. 4. Tumors Bone tumors may be detected on MRI before they are seen on plain x-ray. A bone tumor may show subtle changes in the marrow of the bone which are best visualized on MRI. A tumor may be diagnosed and treatment begun in an early stage. 5. Septic arthritis If there is a large amount of fluid or pus in the joint, it is best seen on an MRI.

QXP 1/6/10 4:19 AM Page 39 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT HIP REPLACEMENT Diagnosis front of your pelvis called the anterior superior iliac spine to the same point as before, the medial malleolus, on the inner side of your ankle. Your surgeon will compare the leg lengths he measures from the right side to the left side. If there is a difference it may be due to the fact that the hip is shortened from ongoing arthritis or disease. It may also be important when your surgeon performs your hip replacement.

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