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Whether you or a relative have recently had a hip replacement or are considering or planning the surgery, this book offers help! 100 Questions & Answers About Hip Replacement gives authoritative, practical answers to your questions about the causes of joint disease and the details of surgery to relieve pain and improve function of the hip. This book provides sources of support from both the doctor’s and patient’s ...
Whether you or a relative have recently had a hip replacement or are considering or planning the surgery, this book offers help! 100 Questions & Answers About Hip Replacement gives authoritative, practical answers to your questions about the causes of joint disease and the details of surgery to relieve pain and improve function of the hip. This book provides sources of support from both the doctor’s and patient’s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, an expert orthopedic surgeon, covers topics such as hip disease, diagnosis, treatment options, surgery, risks, and possible complications. An invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of hip replacement!
Part 1 Introduction 1
Questions 1-3 introduce readers to some basic facts about hip replacements:
What is a hip replacement?
Why should I have a hip replacement?
When were the first total hip replacements done? How many are done each year?
Part 2 Hip Disease 9
Questions 4-11 discuss the anatomy of the hip and the different medical conditions that can affect the hip, such as:
What are the parts of a normal hip joint?
What is osteoarthritis?
What is arthritis secondary to childhood hip disease?
Part 3 Symptoms 29
Questions 12-16 review common symptoms associated with hip problems:
Why does my hip hurt? Where does it hurt?
Why do I limp? Why does my leg feel short?
Why does my hip sometimes make a crackling noise when I try to move it?
Part 4 Diagnosis 35
Questions 17-22 explain how medical conditions relating to the hip are diagnosed, such as:
How will my doctor make the diagnosis of an arthritic hip?
Do I need an MRI?
What is an arthrogram? When is it done?
Part 5 Treatment without Surgery 51
Questions 23-28 discuss nonsurgical options available in treating an injured hip:
Will it help to lose weight?
What are NSAIDs?
Do supplements like Glucosamine help?
Part 6 Surgery 61
Questions 29-36 review the types of surgery common in hip replacement:
Can I have a total hip replacement if I have had previous hip surgery?
What is Bipolar (Partial) Hip Replacement?
What is resurfacing?
Part 7 The Operation—Total Hip Replacement 89
Questions 37-50 offer tips on how to prepare for and what to expect with hip replacement surgery:
How can I prepare for surgery?
Who will do the surgery?
How is the surgery done?
Part 8 After Surgery 125
Questions 51-67 review the steps taken by you and your doctors after hip replacement surgery is performed:
What kind of medication will I be given for pain?
What precautions do I need to take against dislocation?
What kind of physical therapy will I need?
Part 9 Risks and Complications 155
Questions 68-80 explore the risks that may arise during or after the surgery and how to best manage any complications, such as:
How do I know if I have an infection? How can an infection be diagnosed?
What is a dislocation? What can cause dislocation?
What other medical complications can happen from surgery?
Part 10 Revisions and Fractures 189
Questions 81-89 explain how previously replaced hips can sustain damage and how these issues are rectified:
When is revision surgery necessary?
How do I know if my hip has loosened?
Are there greater risks from revision surgery?
Part 11 Other Questions 213
Questions 90-100 offer answers to other common inquiries about life before, during, and after hip replacement surgery:
What can my family do to help?
Can both hips be replaced at the same time?
Can I get pregnant if I have had a total hip replacement?