Articles Tagged with Defective Hip

In the past few decades, there have been a lot of advances in surgery, and many of these advances have been the result of new technology available to assist surgeons. One major advancement that occurred in the 1990s was when doctors could use arthroscopy to perform joint surgery by making small holes with a drill instead of large open incisions used in traditional surgery.

hip implantA decade later, laparoscopes were commonly being used to allow doctors to perform surgery on a patient’s abdominal cavity without making a large cut. A laparoscopic gall bladder procedure greatly reduces the recovery time and risks associated with the procedure as compared to the older methods. Continue reading

A recent article from Medscape Multispecialty discusses how new studies show patients who suffer from psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or cutaneous psoriasis (PsC) do not have increased risk factors following total hip replacement, as compared to patients who suffer from osteoarthritis (OA).

hip implantEssentially, osteoarthritis is the far more common form of hip arthritis for patients who undergo a total hip replacement operation.   This operation is also known as a hip arthroscopy, which is the medical term for a complete joint reconstruction or replacement. Continue reading

According to a recent news article from CBS, a World War II veteran who served as a fighter pilot was recently attacked, and the alleged attacker was his 63-year-old son. Authorities say victim’s son has been verbally abuse to victim in the past, and, on this occasion, allegedly punched his father’s dog, causing the two men to argue. During the course of their argument, defendant allegedly punched his father inside father’s home, causing him to fall to the floor. When he hit the floor, he suffered various injuries, including a broken hip.

ww2-b17-bomber-5-1624078At this point, sheriff’s deputies say defendant left the home with his father lying in pain on the floor without offering any assistance or calling for help. When other family members found victim, they called 911. Police and paramedics arrived at the home. Police obtained an arrest warrant for defendant and arrested him on charges of aggravated battery of a person over the age of 65. This is known as a sentencing enhancement, which is added to a charge when the victim is a child, elderly, or physically or mental disabled. It can add years to the sentence and add mandatory minimum prison time, as well. Defendant is being held on $100,000 bond and is currently in a county detention center. Continue reading

There have been a lot of medical developments in hip surgery in the past decade. Hip surgery used to involve spending weeks in recovery in hospital, where extreme care was taken to not allow a patient to flex their hip joint more than 90 degrees. If a newly-implanted artificial hip was flexed or stress much in the two weeks following surgery, the joint could dislodge itself, causing a complete failure.

hospital-corridor-1057587-mFor this reason, special equipment was needed, including exercise mats that would rise up and down, and they could actually lift themselves up to waist level so a patient could get on and off without putting stress on the hip joint. There was a also a large scar following an equally large open incision where a spike was implanted deep in the patient’s femur to anchor the new artificial hip joint. However, with new technology being developed, and a major push from insurance companies wanting to reduce the rehabilitation time to keep costs down, patients are often sent home two days following a total hip replacement surgery. Continue reading

Over the past decade, we have seen a tremendous increase in the number of patients electing to undergo total joint replacement surgery. This can include total knee replacement surgery, total hip replacement surgery, and even other newer surgical procedures, such as a total ankle replacement surgery. All of these total joint replacement surgeries involve the implantation of an artificial joint to reconstruct or replace the damaged joint through a medical process known as arthroplasty.

mhANPeMEven if the surgeon performs these surgeries flawlessly and the artificial joint implanted was properly designed and functioning, there is still a significant amount of risk a patient will face when electing to undergo total joint replacement surgery.

According to a recent feature article from U.S. News and World Report, it is important to manage joint replacement risks appropriately, so patients can get back on their feet sooner. Continue reading