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 alternative or are contemplating or making plans the surgical procedure, this publication deals support! a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Hip alternative offers authoritative, functional solutions for your questions about the explanations of joint illness and the main points of surgical procedure to alleviate soreness and enhance functionality of the hip. This e-book offers resources of aid from either the physician s and sufferer s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, a professional orthopedic health practitioner, covers themes reminiscent of hip illness, prognosis, treatments, surgical procedure, dangers, and attainable problems. a useful source for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of hip alternative!
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Joints in the rib cage that allow the chest wall to expand when breathing are also involved. A special blood test, HLA-B27, can help make the diagnosis when it is positive. A hip joint with ankylosing spondylitis can develop arthritis with symptoms that are similar to osteoarthritis. The hip usually fuses in a bent or flexed position. Gaucher’s disease is a storage disease. Due to a metabolic disorder, abnormal amounts of fatty material are deposited or stored in different organs of the body. These include liver, spleen, brain and bone marrow.
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. 20. Do I need an MRI? Most often the diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the hip can be made on a plain x-ray.
In systemic conditions, it is not clear if AVN occurs with a single insult to the circulation or gradually over time. It may be the result of multiple insults to the bone marrow in the same area. The first symptom of avascular necrosis is pain. At the onset of the disease, the hip maintains a good range of motion. As the disease progresses, range of motion decreases. Examination and x-ray findings become similar to those in osteoarthritis. AVN is different from osteoarthritis, however, because disease first develops in the bone rather than in the joint.
100 Questions & Answers About Hip Replacement by Stuart J. Fischer MD