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100 Questions & Answers About Hip Replacement by Stuart J. Fischer MD

By Stuart J. Fischer MD

Counseled by means of the yank Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons! no matter if you or a relative have lately had a hip alternative or are contemplating or making plans the surgical procedure, this booklet bargains aid! a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Hip alternative offers authoritative, useful solutions in your questions about the motives of joint disorder and the main points of surgical procedure to alleviate soreness and enhance functionality of the hip. This booklet offers resources of help from either the general practitioner s and sufferer s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, knowledgeable orthopedic health practitioner, covers themes similar to hip sickness, prognosis, healing procedures, surgical procedure, dangers, and attainable issues. a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of hip substitute!

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He will check the alignment of your spine and pelvis and look to make sure they are level. Your surgeon may also want to measure the length of both of your legs. Apparent leg length A measurement of leg length taken from the umbilicus to the medial malleolus that can be affected by tilting or contraction of the pelvis. True leg length A measurement of the length of leg without regard to tilting or deformity of the pelvis. The measurement is taken from a point on the front of the pelvis called the anterior superior iliac spine to the medial malleolus.

QXP 1/6/10 4:18 AM Page 24 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT HIP REPLACEMENT within the first year of life. Perthes disease presents as hip pain or a limp between ages 3 and 8 years. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs in young adolescents between ages 11 and 14 years. All of these diseases may be treated successfully during childhood years but may then cause symptomatic arthritis later on. After treatment, patients may have normal function with little or no pain until early adult years or middle age.

MRI is used to diagnose certain problems in the hip which may cause pain similar to osteoarthritis. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. QXP 1/6/10 4:19 AM Page 45 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT HIP REPLACEMENT Diagnosis Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. The name was changed, however, because it was felt that the word nuclear implied the use of radioactive material. In fact, there is no radioactivity with an MRI scanner at all. MRI has been utilized in orthopaedic surgery for more than 20 years.

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