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

By Stuart J. Fischer MD

Recommended by way of the yankee 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 e-book bargains support! a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Hip substitute supplies authoritative, functional solutions in your questions about the motives of joint illness and the main points of surgical procedure to alleviate discomfort and increase functionality of the hip. This publication presents assets of aid from either the health practitioner s and sufferer s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, a professional orthopedic health practitioner, covers issues similar to hip ailment, prognosis, therapies, surgical procedure, dangers, and attainable issues. a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of hip alternative!

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This can be easily detected on physical examination by either your family physician or a general surgeon. Urologic problems such as prostate disease may also cause pain that radiates to the groin area. In this case, evaluation and testing by an urologist can help to diagnose the problem. 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?

QXP 1/6/10 4:19 AM Page 46 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT HIP REPLACEMENT Septic arthritis Infection in a joint. cause acute pain similar to that of osteoarthritis. Transient osteoporosis develops spontaneously and resolves in several months. MRI will show fluid or edema in a wide area of the bone. A plain x-ray, however, will be normal. This condition almost always resolves spontaneously with no need for surgery. 4. Tumors Bone tumors may be detected on MRI before they are seen on plain x-ray. A bone tumor may show subtle changes in the marrow of the bone which are best visualized on MRI.

Cause acute pain similar to that of osteoarthritis. Transient osteoporosis develops spontaneously and resolves in several months. MRI will show fluid or edema in a wide area of the bone. A plain x-ray, however, will be normal. This condition almost always resolves spontaneously with no need for surgery. 4. Tumors Bone tumors may be detected on MRI before they are seen on plain x-ray. A bone tumor may show subtle changes in the marrow of the bone which are best visualized on MRI. A tumor may be diagnosed and treatment begun in an early stage.

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