A knee replacement may be more complicated than a hip replacement, says Fred Redfern, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he says that all joint replacement operations are complex.
Todd M. Stefan, MD
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25 Lystrarigers Dr
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- Is a knee replacement or a hip replacement more complicated?
Should I call 9-1-1 for someone with a joint injury?
American Red Cross answeredCall 9-1-1 or the local emergency number for the following situations:
- There is obvious deformity.
- There is moderate or severe swelling and discoloration.
- Bones sound or feel like they are rubbing together.
- A snap or pop was heard or felt at the time of the injury.
- The injured person cannot move or use the affected part normally.
- The injured area is cold and numb.
- The injury involves the head, neck, or spine.
- The injured person has trouble breathing.
- The cause of the injury suggests that the injury may be severe.
What are some traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle?
Aaron Nelson , NASM Elite Trainer, Sports Medicine, answeredTraumatic injuries to the foot include plantar fascial rupture, fractures of the metatarsals(Jones fracture--neck of 5th metatarsal, March fracture--fracture of 2nd metatarsal), fractures or dislocations of the toes, metatarsal arch and longitudinal arch strains and Morton's nueroma (mass in the plantar nerve--most common between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones).
Traumatic injuries to the ankle include ankle sprains (inversion, eversion or high-ankle), fracture to the bones of the ankle (calcaneous, talus or distal tibial or fibula), Achilles tendon rupture and ankle dislocation.
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