By Stuart J. Fischer MD
Recommended through the yank Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons! no matter if you or a relative have lately had a hip substitute or are contemplating or making plans the surgical procedure, this publication bargains aid! a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Hip alternative provides authoritative, functional solutions on your questions on the explanations of joint illness 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 medical professional s and sufferer s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, knowledgeable orthopedic healthcare professional, covers themes similar to hip sickness, prognosis, cures, surgical procedure, hazards, and attainable problems. a useful source for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of hip alternative!
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The cane lets you put some of the weight on your good side, which would otherwise fall on your bad hip and cause you to limp. Without the cane, your body may be unable to balance and may list to one side as you step forward. Mechanically, it is best to use the cane in the hand opposite the side of your bad hip. Try it on both sides, but you will find that the opposite side works best. Using the cane on the opposite side allows you to transfer weight to the good side and to walk more easily. If your hip pain is not too bad, you may only want to use the cane for walking long distances.
Should I use a cane? When you have a bad hip you may find it helpful to use a cane. A cane can help take some of the weight off of your hip, it can help you balance and may enable you to walk greater distances. It is best to use the cane in the hand opposite the side of your bad hip. The cane lets you put some of the weight on your good side, which would otherwise fall on your bad hip and cause you to limp. Without the cane, your body may be unable to balance and may list to one side as you step forward.
Many systemic factors have been felt to lead to avascular necrosis. These include: • • • • • • • • Steroid therapy Alcoholism Collagen vascular disease Gaucher’s disease Arterial occlusion Blood clotting disorders Other diseases of circulation Other blood diseases called hemoglobinopathies where small vessels in the head of the femur may be occluded. Radiation injury and caisson, or dysbaric disease, are two other causes of AVN which do not fit the trauma or systemic categories. Radiation injury follows large doses of radiation given to a patient to treat other conditions.
100 Questions & Answers About Hip Replacement by Stuart J. Fischer MD