My parent needs a hip replacement: common questions answered

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Is your parent getting ready to undergo hip replacement surgery to help ease hip pain and improve their quality of life?Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about caring for mum or dad th...
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How to take care of your emotions before and after knee or hip replacement surgery

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Knee or hip replacement surgery will help reduce pain and give you a new lease on life. While the surgery will help you feel better, you may find yourself feeling nervous, fatigued or experiencing oth...
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Can I have a hip and knee replacement at the same time?

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The short answer is no. If you have experienced injury or have arthritis in both your knee and hip, your doctor might recommend that you have both joints replaced but they are not usually done at the...
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What are the options available now for hip replacements?

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Hip pain can be very difficult to deal with every day. If you are experiencing pain in your hip joint, you’re probably wondering what options are available to help you become pain-free.With improvem...
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Is Hip replacement right for you?

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If you are experiencing pain and discomfort in one or both of your hips, you might be considering hip replacement surgery. You are not alone; there are a growing number of people undergoing hip replac...
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Am I too young for a hip replacement?

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People today are living longer than ever. The bad news is that our joints, particularly our hips, haven’t been able to keep up with the wear and tear of ageing as well as the strain from obesity and...
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What activities can I do after hip replacement surgery?

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Pain in your hip can limit your movement and the activities you can participate in comfortably.Hip replacement surgery can get you back to living the lifestyle you desire, pain-free. In fact, most peo...
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Double hip replacement surgery vs single hip replacement surgery – what’s right for me?

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If the pain in both your hips is hindering you from doing the things you love, you might be recommended to undergo surgery to have both hip bones replaced.There are two options to consider when it com...
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5 things you probably don’t know about getting a knee replacement

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Do you have knee pain? You are not alone. Knee pain, joint damage and arthritis in the knee are becoming more and more common.If your pain becomes severe and is holding you back from doing the things...
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What does life look like after a hip replacement?

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With robotic-assisted surgery increasing the accuracy of hip replacements, you can expect your life to be a lot like it was before surgery, without the pain.Your hip should return to its full range of...
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Am I too young for a hip or knee replacement?

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nee and hip replacement surgery is transforming orthopaedics and has helped patients, young and old, to live pain-free.While the need for hip or knee replacement surgery is often associated with age,...
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5 things you probably don’t know about getting a hip replacement

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If you have severe pain or joint damage in your hip that is holding you back from doing the things you love, hip replacement surgery might be your best option.Here are five things you probably didn’...
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Can anyone have Stryker Mako robotic-assisted surgery?

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Knee and hip surgery has come a long way.  Today, orthopaedic surgeons are able to use a Mako robotic arm or conventional open surgery to position an artificial joint replacement in a hip or knee.Bot...
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What are the benefits of using robots during hip and knee replacement surgery?

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Technology has allowed surgeons to take an evolutionary leap forward in the way they perform hip and knee replacement surgery.Robotic-assisted surgery helps people experiencing knee or hip arthritis t...
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How to calm your nerves before robotic assisted knee or hip surgery

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It’s completely normal to feel nervous about your upcoming robotic assisted knee or hip replacement surgery.Although your surgeon performs Mako surgery or robotic-assisted surgery regularly and has...
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How quickly will my knee recover after knee replacement surgery?

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Knee replacement surgery for your knee pain can get you back to living the lifestyle you enjoy, pain-free. However, returning to your everyday activities will take time.Being an active participant in...
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Why does knee dislocation occur and how do you fix it?

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The knee is the largest joint in the human body and one that we give very little thought to until something goes wrong. It is also one of the more complex joints in the body.One of the common injuries...
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How does robotic-assisted surgery work for knee and hip replacements?

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Knee and hip replacement technology has come a long way.One of the more recent innovative and highly successful technologies for hip and knee replacement is using robotic assistance for surgery.Roboti...
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5 ways to prepare for recovery from knee replacement surgery

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During your recovery at home after a partial, double or single knee replacement, you will need to be careful with your treated knee/s by avoiding any movements that place stress on it or them.These fi...
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Double knee surgery versus single knee surgery – which is best for me?

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If knee pain or problems in both your knees is interfering with your wellbeing and participation in the activities you love, you might be recommended to undergo surgery for the replacement of both kne...
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New study shows more time walking means less time in hospital

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Article, courtesy of The Conversation, February 20, 2017 6.10am AEDTIn my practice as a GP, I have been impressed by a few energetic and active 80 year olds who remain in good health while many their...
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Why partial knee replacement surgery might be best for you

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Surgery for your knee arthritis and pain doesn’t always require a total knee replacement.Knees do not necessarily wear out evenly. Sometimes the worn or arthritis-affected area that is causing your...
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Finally! Robotic assistance during total hip replacement surgery in Newcastle

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Robotic assistance for surgery is a relatively new technology for assisting surgeons achieve increased accuracy in complex surgical procedures. Robotic assisted surgery for artificial joint replacemen...
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How to prepare your home for when you come back from knee replacement surgery

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Are you worried about how you’ll cope when you return home from knee replacement surgery?Recovery from knee surgery can be less stressful than you think. With some adjustments around your home, you...
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6 questions to ask your doctor about your knee problems

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Knee problems are very common and can occur in people of all ages.No matter your age, caring for your knee joints is fundamental to living a healthy, happy and active life.If you have nagging knee pai...
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