hip replacement surgery

Prevent Hip Replacement

How do you prevent hip replacement? I wrote several articles on the process of getting a hip replacement. I had one reader / follower ask, what can you do to prevent a hip replacement? I thought it was a fair question and wanted to give some options in a post that […]

Prevent Hip Replacement

Prince Hip Replacement – Did Prince Need Hip Replacement Surgery?

There has been much discussion since the musician Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) died in April at the age of 57 and why he died so suddenly. Prince’s autopsy report indicates an overdose of fentanyl – an opioid. Some have questioned the factors that led to the overdose and Prince’s use […]

Did Prince need a hip replacement?

Hana Table

At first glance, the Hana table might resemble a medieval torture device, but it is actually an operating table used to aid orthopedic surgeons during the Direct Anterior Approach. Developed by California-based Mizuho OSI, the table’s name – Hana® –  is an acronym that stands for Hip And kNee Arthroplasty […]

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Direct Anterior Approach and Minimally Invasive Posterior Approach

In this post I will discuss the two primary hip replacement surgery approaches: the direct anterior approach and the minimally invasive posterior approach. I will go over the similarities, differences, advantages and disadvantages to each approach. What is a Hip Replacement Approach? First, we should understand what is a hip […]

Politicians with Hip Replacements

Politician with Hip Replacements – Politicians are not immune from issues with their hips. Many have very athletic pasts and may have served or been injured in wars. These stories of men and women who served in government positions are often unique and interesting. Politicians with Hip Replacements – John […]

Politicians with Hip Replacements - John Kerry

Hip Replacement History

Hip Replacement History – Early Years This post details hip replacement history. When the first hip replacements were attempted, surgeries were not total but hemi-arthroplasty or partial hip replacement. The results were unsatisfactory. Late 1800s, early 1900s – Surgeons used various tissues, fascia lata, skin, pig bladder and submucosa between […]

Hip Replacement History

Parts of the Hip

The hip is the body’s second largest weight-bearing joint (after the knee). It is a ball and socket joint where the leg and hip bone meet. All the parts of the hip work together so you can move in a number of ways (range of motion). Damage to any component […]

Hip Replacement Types

Hip replacement surgeries are the most successful orthopedic procedures today. In the United States alone, hip replacement surgeries are performed over 300,000 times a year. Hip replacement types vary depending on a patient’s age, activity, disease and injury. Although hip replacement surgery may be required for various reasons, it is often […]

Questions and Answers about Hip and Knee Joint Replacement

The following is a guest post by the team of Hipjointpain.info, portal. Types of surgeries, progress of the surgery, what a patient can expect immediately after the surgery, complications, repeated surgeries and other information. Transplantation of the hip or knee joint are common surgical procedures. The affected part of the […]

Dental Prophylaxis – Confusion of Guidelines

Several weeks ago, I wrote about American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines for antibiotic premedication (dental prophylaxis) prior to dental procedures for those who have had total joint replacements. The first post is found HERE. Everything in that post was correct, but it didn’t […]