In the time leading up to hip replacement surgery, you were looking forward to living pain free. But now months after the surgery, you are disappointed with your reality of living with ongoing pain or even worse pain than you had before. What went wrong? Why aren’t you experiencing the pain-free life that you dreamed of? A few things can be going wrong and preventing you from the best possible results after the replacement of your hip.
First and foremost, you might be caught in a painful triad of arthritis involving both the hips and the spine. Replacing one or both hips does not solve the back pain. And fusing the back does not solve the hip pain. The hip-spine connection is frequently encountered in the elderly because all of these parts have deteriorated over time. 1 Sometimes hip arthritis is misdiagnosed as low back pain. Sometimes low back pain is misdiagnosed as hip arthritis. And many times both are seen together in the same person. Even someone who has had t...
Exercise is pretty universally accepted as a good thing. You may love it, you may hate it, or you may fall somewhere in between, but no one argues that exercise is something we should do.
But could it be possible that certain types or amounts of physical activity are actually putting our bodies at risk for urinary incontinence or other pelvic floor disorders? Two recent studies presented by separate groups of researchers last month at the joint scientific meeting of The International Urogynecological Association and The American Urogynecologic Society would seem to suggest this is the case. (And before any of the exercise-haters take that as carte blanche to hang up the sneakers and yoga mats, let me sum up).
Extra precautions with regard to strenuous activity may be warranted in teen girls.
In this study, investigators surveyed middle-aged women about their overall lifetime physical activity to determine how this may be related to lifetime ...
Hip arthroplasty; Total hip replacement; Hip hemiarthroplasty
Risks for any anesthesia are:
Allergic reactions to medicines
Risks for any surgery are:
in the legs that may travel to the lungs
Infection, including in the lungs, urinary tract, and chest
Some risks of this surgery are:
to the artificial joint
Dislocation of the artificial joint
Extra bone growth that can cause stiffness
Infection that requires removing the joint
Injury to nerves or blood vessels
Loosening of the artificial joint over time
Mental confusion ( dementia ): Many people who fracture a hip already have some problems thinking clearly. Sometimes, having a fracture and surgery can make this worse.
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