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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hip Arthritis

AAOS Guidelines: Managing hip osteoarthritis

You've completed the quiz on AAOS Guidelines: Managing hip osteoarthritis

Your score on this quiz: 100 %
Average score on this quiz: 52 %

Just took a quiz on hip arthritis. Wanted to show off since I profoundly beat the average score!! Not bad for a podiatrist. To be fair, I treat patients together with MDs either before or after surgery. The relative key points of this quiz:
  1. A hip replacement in an obese patient does not increase the chance of hip dislocations.
  2. Death is not sped up by doing a hip replacement. 
  3. Cortisone injections, but not hyaluronic acid, have a place in hip pain patients.
  4. Use of NSAIDs can be very helpful with hip arthritis.
  5. Physical Therapy can be very helpful in these patients. 
These seem common sense, but there is so much info out there, that you can see people, especially doctors, getting mixed information to go on. 

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Thank you very much for leaving a comment. Due to my time restraints, some comments may not be answered.I will answer questions that I feel will help the community as a whole.. I can only answer medical questions in a general form. No specific answers can be given. Please consult a podiatrist, therapist, orthopedist, or sports medicine physician in your area for specific questions.