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Is hip replacement for a 26 year old male logical?

Is hip replacement for a 26 year old male logical? Topic: Old age topics for a research
June 16, 2019 / By Raelyn
Question: the hips cartilage is worn & inflamed is it logical at age 26 to have this? & should surgery be done or i might not walk properly anymore after the surgery?
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Mellony Mellony | 2 days ago
First, to clear up part of your question: If you have this surgery it is highly likely that you will indeed "walk properly" once you have rehabbed and regained strength in the muscles. As a matter of fact you will probably feel so good that you will be tempted to do anything you want even including high-impact activities. This is the problem, especially with young males who tend to "beat up" their fake hips and require revision surgery sooner rather than later. This is less of a problem with older patients as they may tend to be less active and their fake hips might outlive them - the ideal situation. I've had both hips replaced in my late 50s (and even I was told at age 56 that I was "too young" for hip replacement). However it is not unheard of for patients as young (or younger) than you to need hip replacement. The reason may be different for the very young - dysplasia, AVN, or injuries may be the culprit instead of old fashioned osteoarthritis. Nevertheless the need is still there and you undoubtedly want to lead a full life which you cannot do when you're in a lot of pain. Have you heard of or investigated hip resurfacing? This is a slightly different replacement procedure whereby the head of the femur is not cut off; rather it is smoothed and shaped and covered with a metal cap. The treatment of the pelvic cup is similar to a total hip replacement. It is a fairly new procedure in the US but has been performed abroad for many years (US patients used to travel to places like Belgium or India to get it). The device used has recently been approved by FDA and some ortho surgeons are now performing it. For more, I offer a couple of weblinks that explain it. http://www.totaljoints.info/surface_hip_... http://www.totaljoints.info/NICE_details... This link discusses hip replacement and young age. http://www.totaljoints.info/young_age_fo... I recommend this website (totaljoints.info) as you research this topic. It is provided by an ortho surgeon as a service to patients and appears in [slightly fractured] English translation. For more on surface replacement, you can begin by looking at this site; http://www.surfacehippy.info/
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Mellony Originally Answered: Is hip replacement for a 26 year old male logical?
First, to clear up part of your question: If you have this surgery it is highly likely that you will indeed "walk properly" once you have rehabbed and regained strength in the muscles. As a matter of fact you will probably feel so good that you will be tempted to do anything you want even including high-impact activities. This is the problem, especially with young males who tend to "beat up" their fake hips and require revision surgery sooner rather than later. This is less of a problem with older patients as they may tend to be less active and their fake hips might outlive them - the ideal situation. I've had both hips replaced in my late 50s (and even I was told at age 56 that I was "too young" for hip replacement). However it is not unheard of for patients as young (or younger) than you to need hip replacement. The reason may be different for the very young - dysplasia, AVN, or injuries may be the culprit instead of old fashioned osteoarthritis. Nevertheless the need is still there and you undoubtedly want to lead a full life which you cannot do when you're in a lot of pain. Have you heard of or investigated hip resurfacing? This is a slightly different replacement procedure whereby the head of the femur is not cut off; rather it is smoothed and shaped and covered with a metal cap. The treatment of the pelvic cup is similar to a total hip replacement. It is a fairly new procedure in the US but has been performed abroad for many years (US patients used to travel to places like Belgium or India to get it). The device used has recently been approved by FDA and some ortho surgeons are now performing it. For more, I offer a couple of weblinks that explain it. http://www.totaljoints.info/surface_hip_... http://www.totaljoints.info/NICE_details... This link discusses hip replacement and young age. http://www.totaljoints.info/young_age_fo... I recommend this website (totaljoints.info) as you research this topic. It is provided by an ortho surgeon as a service to patients and appears in [slightly fractured] English translation. For more on surface replacement, you can begin by looking at this site; http://www.surfacehippy.info/
Mellony Originally Answered: Is hip replacement for a 26 year old male logical?
The problem with a replacement at your age is that the replacements only last 15-20 years and usually they can only be done twice which means by 60 you could wind up in a wheel chair. I was first diagnosed with osteoarthritis (old age -wear and tear, limited cartilage)in my hips at 17. I take medication and have not done things that stress the joint. No football or skiing also, no walking down stairs. Walking down stairs adds 50% more bang in the joint than walking on level. Swimming or water aerobics is great to keep the joints stable. In fact I taught water aerobics for 5 years in my 50's. Yoga and Palates are also good to keep you in shape. Be sure to keep your weight normal to lean. Extra weight causes more stress on the hips. I am now 60 years old and because I have taken care of my hip joints I have not yet had to have them replaced as was assumed I would have to years ago. Good luck

Leesa Leesa
The problem with a replacement at your age is that the replacements only last 15-20 years and usually they can only be done twice which means by 60 you could wind up in a wheel chair. I was first diagnosed with osteoarthritis (old age -wear and tear, limited cartilage)in my hips at 17. I take medication and have not done things that stress the joint. No football or skiing also, no walking down stairs. Walking down stairs adds 50% more bang in the joint than walking on level. Swimming or water aerobics is great to keep the joints stable. In fact I taught water aerobics for 5 years in my 50's. Yoga and Palates are also good to keep you in shape. Be sure to keep your weight normal to lean. Extra weight causes more stress on the hips. I am now 60 years old and because I have taken care of my hip joints I have not yet had to have them replaced as was assumed I would have to years ago. Good luck
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Jonelle Jonelle
Hip pain can be caused by tight muscles in the lower back that are pressing on the nerves going to the hips which would make it feel like pains out there. You can release the muscles in your back to get rid of those pains. 26 is a very young age to have anything like that happen to you so I just don't see it as the problem and pains being the problem for you. Here is how to release the muscles in your back to get rid of those pains: Back: (do from a sitting position) Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly press on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side. For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.
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