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March 27, 2010

What doctors are involved in Hip Replacement Surgery?

Filed under: Hip Replacement — admin @ 8:29 am

I need to know about the doctors involved in the diagnosis, treatment and after care of the hip replacement patient.

Thanks for you help I really appreciate it.

I’ve had both hips replaced. The diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis was made by my PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR (internist) based on an interpretation of my hip xrays by a RADIOLOGIST. The surgery was performed by an ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON. My anesthesia was administered by a nurse anesthetist (not an M.D.) but in some cases it may be administered by an ANESTHESIOLOGIST.

Sometimes arthritis patients may be treated by a RHEUMATOLOGIST. In my case I wasn’t.
As far as after-care, my PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR supervised the dosing of the blood thinner that I took for 5 weeks. The ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON followed up (he still does it after 8 years) with periodic hip xrays.

4 Comments »

  1. orthopedists.
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    Comment by Squirsh — March 27, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

  2. Orthopedic surgeon and during the procedure, an anesthesiologist.
    References :

    Comment by Pangolin — March 27, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

  3. 1] orthopedic surgeons
    2] anesthetist or anesthesiologist during the surgery
    References :
    RN

    Comment by Nurse Susan — March 27, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

  4. I’ve had both hips replaced. The diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis was made by my PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR (internist) based on an interpretation of my hip xrays by a RADIOLOGIST. The surgery was performed by an ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON. My anesthesia was administered by a nurse anesthetist (not an M.D.) but in some cases it may be administered by an ANESTHESIOLOGIST.
    Sometimes arthritis patients may be treated by a RHEUMATOLOGIST. In my case I wasn’t.
    As far as after-care, my PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR supervised the dosing of the blood thinner that I took for 5 weeks. The ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON followed up (he still does it after 8 years) with periodic hip xrays.
    References :

    Comment by Kraftee — March 27, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

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