What is Total Hip Replacement - Left Hip?

Category: Surgeries

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A total hip replacement is a surgery to replace a diseased or injured hip joint. An artificial ball-and-socket joint is inserted to make a new hip. The artificial joint is called a prosthesis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Osteoarthritis 17 4
Bone necrosis 9 3
Joint pain 7 4
Doctor recommendation 2 0
Arthritis pain 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Total Hip Replacement - Left Hip

Side effect Patients
Pain 3
Limited range of motion 2
Electrolyte imbalance 1
Fatigue 1
Infection 1
Joint stiffness 1

Show all 12 reported side effects

Duration

Currently having Total Hip Replacement - Left Hip

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped having Total Hip Replacement - Left Hip

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 42
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 7
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1 patient evaluation for Total Hip Replacement - Left Hip

Jan 15, 2007 (Started Jan 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoarthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Before having this -- or any surgical procedure -- be sure to work with the hospital and doctors ahead of time to plan management of RLS symptoms and medicatio while in the hospital. re: Dupuy hip recall. I will doubltess have to have this revised within the next two years.

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