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Am 72 and an active person all my lif. Left hip has

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Am 72 and an...

Am 72 and an active person all my lif. Left hip has undergone 3 operations one total prosthetic 24 yrs. ago, in 2010 a change of one part of the prosthetic, the third last July 13, 2017. A week ago Sept, 7 this hip dislocated. I was hospitalised, have a hemotoma quite large on the hip scar. According to you what is most important to ascertain before beginning rehabilitation again? How would you confront this set back?

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I have a chronic polinedurotpathy since 2005, sensitive - motor..affecting mostly feet and calves.

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Doctor: Dr.Sawhney, Doctor replied 9 months ago

I am an orthopedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.

A couple of things need to be looked into.

One is the presence of any infection contributing to the dislocation.Initial tests would be ESR and CRP Quantitative.If raised they may indicate an underlying infection.

Another possible reason can be a worn out polythene insert causing the instability.Over 24 years polyethylene can get worn out and misshapen causing the dislocation.

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