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Doesn't it seem odd that after 30 or more years using ceramic implants for hip replacements that suddenly there is an increased number of patients reporting squeaking when they move? And this new problem only started in 2006. What's going on? Some experts have suggested it's a problem with mismatched ceramic bearing diameters, malpositioning of the implant, or loss of the protective fluid film. Others have investigated the possibility that the use of short necks in the femoral component or wear debris from metal pinching against other metal could cause this problem. In this study, the authors show that metallosis caused by impingement (pinching) of the femoral neck against the rim of the acetabulum (hip socket) is the most common cause of squeaking. Metallosis refers to wear debris from the metal parts of the implant. It can cause a painful inflammatory reaction in the soft tissues and bone around the implant. There were two parts to the study. First, they looked at what happened to 1,27...
Stiffness in a joint; Pain - joints; Arthralgia
Follow prescribed therapy in treating the underlying cause.
For nonarthritis joint pain, both rest and exercise are important. Warm baths, massage, and stretching exercises should be used as frequently as possible.
Anti-inflammatory medications may help relieve pain and swelling. Consult your health care provider before giving aspirin or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen to children.
Call your health care provider if
Contact your health care provider if:
You have fever that is not associated with flu symptoms
You have lost 10 pounds or more without trying (unintended weight loss)
Your joint pain lasts for more than 3 days
You have severe, unexplained joint pain, particularly if you have other unexplained symptoms
What to expect at your health care provider's office
Your health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask you about your medica...
Lately, I’ve found that my hips have stiffened up. According to my massage therapist, part of the reason is due to lower back issues that I’ve been facing. It turns out that my lower back has recruited my hip muscles into a revolt that at times can be uncomfortable and at times can be downright painful.
And I’m not alone because, unfortunately, stiff hips can be part of aging for women. In her book, “Fit and Fabulous After 40,” Denise Austin notes that women’s hips differ from men’s. “Our hip socket is called a Q socket, and unlike men, the line from knee to hip isn’t straight; our femurs, or upper leg bones, fit into the hip socket at an angle,” she writes. “For this reason, women tend to experience more hip problems are they grow older.” She notes that issues with your hips can impact your ability to walk and also can lead to back pain and other injuries. Plus, I want to do everything I can to avoid getting arth...
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