By Stuart J. Fischer MD
Counseled by way of the yankee Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons! even if you or a relative have lately had a hip alternative or are contemplating or making plans the surgical procedure, this e-book deals support! a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Hip alternative provides authoritative, useful solutions on your questions on the reasons of joint illness and the main points of surgical procedure to alleviate discomfort and enhance functionality of the hip. This booklet offers assets of aid from either the healthcare professional s and sufferer s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, a professional orthopedic healthcare professional, covers issues similar to hip ailment, prognosis, treatment plans, surgical procedure, hazards, and attainable problems. a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of hip substitute!
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Finally, some pelvic problems such endometriosis can cause pain in the area of the hip and can be diagnosed by a gynecologist. QXP 1/6/10 4:19 AM Page 51 PART FIVE Treatment Without Surgery Will it help to lose weight? What are NSAIDs? Do supplements like Glucosamine help? More . . QXP 1/6/10 4:19 AM Page 52 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT HIP REPLACEMENT 23. Should I limit my activity? Can exercise help? A good exercise program will help preserve both the strength and the motion in your hip. If you have arthritis, it is important to keep your hip joint mobile.
44 Bone tumors may appear as a clear area (lytic) or as an area of dense growing bone (blastic). A tumor may even cause a pathologic fracture of the bone. Your orthopaedic surgeon will use the x-rays to confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity of the disease. He may also use the x-rays as a template. He will take measurements that determine what size components will be used and where in the bone they will be placed. While a template may not be exact, it provides a guide or road map for the surgeon to use during surgery.
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. 38 If your pelvis is tilted, it might be a sign that your hip pain is due to a back problem.