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Frequently Asked Questions
1. HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM A CANDIDATE FOR A HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT?
2. HOW LONG WILL I BE OUT OF WORK?
3. HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN DRIVE?
4. HOW MUCH PAIN WILL I HAVE?
5. DO I NEED TO HAVE TESTS DONE BEFORE I COME TO THE OFFICE?
6. HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THE HOSPITAL?
7. DO I HAVE TO GO TO A REHABILITATION CENTER?
8. DO I HAVE TO DONATE BLOOD?
9. WHAT TYPE OF MATERIALS ARE THE IMPLANTS MADE OUT OF?
10. WILL IT BE LIKE HAVING MY OWN JOINT AGAIN?
11. HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITIES?
12. WILL I NEED PHYSICAL THERAPY?
13. HOW LONG DO THE ARTIFICIAL JOINTS LAST?
14. WHAT HAPPENS IF IT WEARS OUT?
15. WILL I NEED SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AT HOME AND HOW DO I GET IT?
16. WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF PUTTING OFF SURGERY?
17. DOES DR. RUSSINOFF DO ANTERIOR HIP SURGERY?
Although Dr. Russinoff has experience doing anterior hip replacements, he prefers a minimally invasive posterolateral approach. It can be done safer and with just as quick a recovery as anterior hip replacement surgery. Contrary to media reports, anterior hip surgery has been documented in the scientific literature as having higher complication rates with possibly more blood loss, longer surgical times and exposure to radiation. With Dr. Russinoff’s minimally invasive posterolateral approach, patients do extremely well minimal risk of hip dislocation and no restrictions postoperatively.