I like antibiotics for up to two years after any joint
replacement. After two years only for procedures
that lead to blood like endodontic surgery. This
is also a controversial topic. We wrote two
papers on this topic and only found possible
dental related infections in patients that had
oral procedures that were greater than 1 hour
with blood loss that did not get antibiotics.
The problem is that sometimes patients don’t
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During my several years of learning and reading about hip resurfacing, I have heard of two people having dislocations. There may be more, but I only know if people post their dislocation on the various discussion boards I belong to.
One young man was doing an exercise bringing his knee to his chest. His leg was tight and he jerk his knee toward his chest and caused a dislocation of his hip resurfacing.
One lady … Read the rest
Dr. De Smet
Also called peeping, called by Dr.De Smet the “peepcreep”. The squeaking noises are produced due to a temporary lack of lubrication, a dry running of the metal-on-metal prosthesis. It sounds as a non-lubricated creaking hinge of a door. The duration of the noise is normally less then 24 hours, and a
It starts when the patient has an increase or change in activities. Stair climbing always generates or increases the … Read the rest