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A small number of patients develop thigh pain after a total hip replacement (THR). Doctors at the University of Miami School of Medicine did this study to find out how thigh pain affects their quality of life (QOL) and activity level. Two groups of patients were compared. One group had thigh pain after THR; the other group did not. All patients had a cementless THR with the same implant. X-rays were used to check the alignment and fit. Everyone filled out two surveys to measure pain level, QOL, and activity. The results of this study show that QOL is not affected severely after surgery in patients with thigh pain after THR. Their functional activities are impacted by pain. Other studies have shown that patients who had thigh pain after the operation often had poor function before surgery. The authors suggest that patient who wait too long to have a THR deteriorate too far and can't recuperate as fast as other patients. Reference: Carlos Lavernia, MD, et al. Patient-Perceived Outcomes in T...
Walking abnormalities are unusual and uncontrollable walking patterns that are usually due to diseases or injuries to the legs, feet, brain, spinal cord, or inner ear.
The pattern of how a person walks is called the gait. Many different types of walking problems occur without a person's control. Most, but not all, are due to some physical condition.
Some walking abnormalities have been given names:
Propulsive gait -- a stooped, stiff posture with the head and neck bent forward
Scissors gait -- legs flexed slightly at the hips and knees like crouching, with the knees and thighs hitting or crossing in a scissors-like movement
Spastic gait -- a stiff, foot-dragging walk caused by a long muscle contraction on one side
Steppage gait -- foot drop where the foot hangs with the toes pointing down, causing the toes to scrape the ground while walking, requiring someone to lift...
Reprinted with permission of Amy Tenderich of DiabetesMine.com
I've always been squeamish about trying alternate sites for my insulin pump. When Tiffany wrote about using her breasts back in 2005, I kind of shut down on the whole notion. Eeeeww! Just give me the belly and arms, thank you very much.
But now that I'm having issues with both skin irritation and lipodystrophy (overused infusion sites), I'm starting to eye the rest of my body for acceptable places to poke.
Insulet, the makers of my OmniPod pump , have been insisting for some time that the thigh is a nice option. My thoughts were: " Yeah, if you're a guy, with no hair on your legs... or if you're the type of person who never takes off their pants ." I don't happen to fall into either category. So I can't say what made me try it. Other than the combined facts that it's been so hot, the skin on my belly is sore, and I want to wear sleeveless tops without a plastic chunk hanging off my...
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