Hip Replacement Guru

March 27, 2010

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You doctor has recommended that you undergo hip replacement surgery. But what exactly does that mean?

The hip joint is the place where the thighbone – called the femur – and the hipbone – called the pelvis – meet.

As you walk, the ball-shaped end of the thigh moves within a cuplike depression on the side of the hip.
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As long as the thigh can move smoothly against the hip, you are able to walk comfortably. But over time, especially in patients who suffer from arthritis or rheumatism, the hip joint can wear down.

Cartilage, the tissue that cushions the bones and makes it possible for them to move smoothly against each other can wear away.
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When this happens, the bones rub together causing pain and even restricting the ability to walk.
* In some cases, hip surgery is recommended for people who have suffered a hip fracture.

* No matter what the cause, one of the most effective ways to fix a damaged hip is to replace it surgically.

In this procedure, the ball-shaped bone at the top of the thigh is removed and replaced with a metal substitute.
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The hip socket is widened and lined with a smooth pad that allows the metal ball joint to move more freely against the pelvis.

Hip replacement surgery is a major operation, but your doctor believes that the procedure — followed up with physical therapy and time to heal — will result in reduced pain and greater mobility.

So make sure that you ask your doctor to carefully explain the reasons behind this recommendation.

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“What are the Types of Hip Surgery: Hip Replacement” featuring Dr. Sculco (ArthritisMD)

“For the most part, when the joint is destroyed, you need to do a form of hip replacement.” Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains several common ways to repair a destroyed hip joint.

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“What are the Risks and Benefits of Hip Replacement?” featuring Dr. Sculco (ArthritisMD)

“Overwhelmingly relief of pain is excellent.” Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains many of the common benefits and risks of hip replacement surgery.

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Hip Replacement – The Nebraska Medical Center

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Drs. Kevin Garvin, Beau Konigsberg and Curtis Hartman discuss the role of new advances in hip replacement techniques and equipment along with how a surgeon’s experience affect the patient’s experience. All three surgeons practice at The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-922-0000 or visit www.nebraskamed.com.

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“What are the Risks of Hip Replacement: Infection” featuring Dr. Sculco (ArthritisMD)

“Infection will often get around the device and you can’t eradicate it unless you take the device out.” Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains the risk of infection for hip replacement surgery and the forms of infection.

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“What is Total Hip Replacement?” featuring Dr. Sculco (ArthritisMD)

“We’re replacing both the socket and the femur. That’s why it’s a total hip replacement.” Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains how total hip replacement involves replacing both sides of the hip joint.

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Hip Surgery

http://www.nucleusinc.com This 3D medical animation depicts total hip replacement surgery of the left hip. The procedure includes the incision, exposure of the hip joint, placement of the acetabular hip prosthetic component (socket), removal of the arthritic femoral head, and placement of the femoral head prosthesis (ball). ANCE00188

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