By Stuart J. Fischer MD

ISBN-10: 0763768723

ISBN-13: 9780763768720

Counseled by way of the yankee Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons! even if you or a relative have lately had a hip substitute or are contemplating or making plans the surgical procedure, this ebook bargains aid! a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Hip alternative supplies authoritative, useful solutions for your questions on the factors of joint affliction and the main points of surgical procedure to alleviate soreness and enhance functionality of the hip. This e-book presents assets of aid from either the general practitioner s and sufferer s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, knowledgeable orthopedic general practitioner, covers issues equivalent to hip affliction, prognosis, treatments, surgical procedure, dangers, and attainable problems. a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of hip alternative!

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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. Caisson disease can occur in deep sea divers who return to the surface too quickly without allowing adequate time to decompress. With good training this rarely happens. Caisson disease A disease that can cause avascular necrosis. It occurs in deep sea divers who return to the surface too quickly without allowing adequate time to decompress.

A peripheral neurologic examination of your leg is important. This is done to make sure that there are no associated neurologic conditions causing pain. Diagnosis A peripheral neurologic examination of your leg is important. This is done to make sure that there are no associated neurologic conditions causing pain. Your doctor will do a straight leg raise test and check the sensation and motor strength of your leg. He may also test the reflexes. Your doctor may perform a Trendelenburg test. He will ask you first to stand and balance on your good leg and then to do the same on the bad leg.

It indicates weak muscles around your hip, a sign of hip disease. Your doctor will examine the way you walk and perform an evaluation of your gait. If you have a flexion contracture, you may walk with a flexed hip and you may lean forward on your bad hip as you walk. You may also demonstrate an abductor lurch where your body tips to the side of your bad hip. Most patients with painful hips will show a limping or antalgic gait. If disease is severe, you may require a cane or other assistive aids to walk at all.

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