Q. What about infection?
A. Every effort is made to prevent infection. All patients are asked to use antibiotic ointment
nasally, three times every day for one week before surgery, and IV antibiotics are given just before and also immediately after surgery.
Naturally, all the instruments & prostheses are sterile.
Q. How do I know I need a joint replacement?
A. This for the
most part is not that complicated. It is all a matter of:
LOSS OF FUNCTION
FAILURE OF CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT
Q. What prosthesis do you use?
A. I use the Stryker prosthesis. Stryker is one of the largest orthopedic
implant companies in the world. They have a team of scientists & engineers constantly looking to improve their products.I use
the most modern & up to date components available anywhere.
Q. What are my restrictions after surgery?
the most part there are no restrictions after surgery. You should be cautious, and use your discretion
Q. Will my leg lengths
be equal after surgery?
A. Every effort will be made to equalize your leg length with the opposite side in a hip replacement.
This will include preoperative measurement of X-rays, intraoperative clinical evaluation and at times intra operative X-rays. A 'leg
length caliperí will also be used intra-operatively.
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