hip replacement

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hip re·place·ment

(hip rē-plāsmĕnt)
Orthopedic surgery involving femoral head prosthetic replacement.

hip replacement

An operation in which the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) is sawn off, a short, angled metal shaft with a smooth metal or ceramic ball on its upper end is forced down into the hollow of the bone, and a plastic cup to fit the ball is fitted to the natural hollow on the side of the pelvis (the ACETABULUM). Advances reported late in 2003 include the use of two short incisions rather than one long incision and access via the separation of muscle planes rather than by cutting muscle. These technical improvements have made it possible for patients to return home the day after their operation.

Patient discussion about hip replacement

Q. Two weeks ago I fell and my back is still aching. What do you recommend I do? I'm 85 years old and have a history of 5 back operations. I fell a few times in the past couple of years, but I usually manage to live on my own and well. Recently I fell and hurt my left leg which is the one that I had a hip operation and of course problems and pain. I have resting and using my walking stick to balance myself better and I try to rest as much as possible. I know that time is the best healer, but i would love to see a video or read about my situation in order to improve my situation and learn new facts or tips. thanks you.

A. GO TO THE HOSPITAL

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The June issue of Consumer Reports included a telephone survey of 1,001 people who had had knee- and hip-replacement surgery between 2000 and 2004.
During hip-replacement surgery, the doctor removes diseased bone tissue and cartilage from the hip joint and then replaces the head of the femur and the acetabulum with artificial parts.