Stroke after hip surgery

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Avatar n tn My 88 year old mother had a right brain side stoke after surgery to repair a broken hip and wrist. She is healing quite well from the surgeries and is even able to stand with help during her rehabilitation, but she is constantly sleepy and slips into a religious rambling and looking for Jesus in the halls, and in her room. It comes at any time and for no apparent reason, she could be waking up or just sitting and resting, with or without company in the room.
Avatar m tn I was trying to know the statistics of any risks after general anaesthesia in patients with stroke clot history and myocardial infarction. My dad has already had the hip surgery 2 days ago, but we can notice that he can't use the walker and is unable to get out of bed for more than a few seconds because of dizziness as he claims. Would this raise any worries about confusion in stroke patients post op. How long should it take before we should really worry or is there any way we can assess him?
374661 tn?1199915475 He had to be rushed to the hospital to have his hip replaced. When he was all done with surgery, the next day, he had a brain aneurysm and that led into a massive stroke. On top of that all, he has emphazeema. He was responding more in the beggining and now he is sleeping most of the time and not really opening his eyes (like he used to.) The doctors said that the next few days (the weekend) is critical. Time will tell.
Avatar n tn My dad is 76 and had a massive stroke to the left side of his brain, after the stroke he was in the hospital for 5 days and sent to acute rehab. He was there for 4 days and developed severe aspiration pnemonia and was put in ICU for 3 or 4 days and then in a regular room for about another 8 days, then Humana woud not approve him for acute rehab and sent him to a su acute rehab/nursing home where he was for 6 days.
Avatar m tn and I have come to realize that every stroke is so different. For example, my father drooled after the first stroke, and after the third stroke, it stopped. He was much like Miller78's father, except mine could not read or write. He had the same impulse control issues, ran away from home, and was very fit and strong when we brought him home after the first stroke. Even with 24-hour in-home care, we could not keep him contained, and he was easily frustrated.
Avatar n tn When this all happened I was not well myself..about to have hip surgery and I didnt want to upset my mother. I tried to explain to her it was a trick. The nursing home first said that grandmother could not be reentered to the nursing home because of Medicar required number of days between stays, etc. A couple of days later they called back and changed the answer saying yes Medicare would cover her return.
Avatar n tn It was about 8 weeks after the stroke that he could walk and that was with a walker. My husbands stroke was in July 2007 and today he walks without assistance except if we're going to the mall where he has to walk a long distance. He'll get tired easily on long walks. He has made a miraculous recovery considering the type of bleed he had. My husbands left side was partially paralyzed but now he moves it just fine, although it's not as strong as before.
Avatar n tn I wish there was an answer for all these other female victims who were not given full information on what their lives would be like after their surgery. I only agreed to having my uterus removed, but once you are under they do whatever they want. Mine was a radical mutilation, something I regret every minute of the day and night with constant pain that makes me scream from sitting down or getting up.
Avatar n tn My husband suffered a stroke caused by a fatty embolism after hip replacement surgery in January of 2002. He has a high stress, long hour executive position and went back to work approximately 3 months following his surgery and stroke. Recently his boss has told him that he feels my husband has lost his "edge", doesn't shift priorities fast enough, takes too many notes, etc. This has been a blow to my husband as he's not sure if it's true or not.
Avatar f tn i am a 72 year female i have diagnoised with arthritis in my hip and was offered a new hip.but was told i was high risk of blood clots hear attack and stroke which has terrified me.i have looked for alternatives to surgery but so far cant find any thing.i am in a lot of pain most of the time but especialy at night.i cant take antinflametrys because of my blood preasure.please can any one help me.
Avatar f tn Im sorry for not getting back to all of you I had a bad week. I was referred to a new Dr as mine was retiring and this Dr doesnt believe in Narcotics so I was taken off the vicodin--cold turkey. this Dr would not even give me enough to taper off. The only thing that works for the pain but what was worse was the withdrawls for 3 days. Needless to say I am seeing a new Dr this week.
Avatar f tn Its been 4 months and I am still not well-at all. I have dizzeness, severe headaches and pain, and always feel like im under water or in a fog. Oh ya I stammer a lot and have memory loss and am so very tired and just wiped out. Sometimes I dont see things right. When will this all end? Can someone tell me what kind of meds works best for the pain in the head. I tried Vicodin but got tired of being nausea, Then I was on Butalbital and that was worse-didnt help the pain.
Avatar n tn The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down. She is currently in a rehab hospital (March 18) with paralysis on the right side (arm and leg) and has aphasyia - she understands us but has a hard time getting her words out (she does put small phases together at times).
Avatar n tn I would have episodes every few years and at the time I was under the care of a chiropractor. Finally after 20 years I had to have a surgery. Most of the time though doctors like to treat herniated disks with conservative care rather than surgery. See a physical therapist or a chiropractor that you KNOW is good, get recommendations and don't let them give you a hard adjustment when you are in a lot of pain. Your doctor can give you a prescription for physical therapy.
Avatar f tn They need to check to see if a blood clot could be causing her stroke-like symptoms. Unfortunately that is an all too common after effect of hip replacement surgery. Have her see a neurologist asap.
Avatar n tn He had been having hip pain before that time. It has now been a year since surgery. He has been having hip pain again. He said he did not have it for the six months he was off work. Do you think the hip pain could be related to the cancer or is unrelated? Do you think he should have another bone scan or could it possbily be arthristis? My husband is 61 years old. He has had 3 psa tests and they have all been at undectectable levels.
Avatar n tn My mother had a stroke 3 weeks following a hip replacement. The DR. found a blood clot in her neck. In October, we were told that the stroke was massive, to be prepared for the worse. After 4 weeks in the Cleveland CLinic, completely on a ventalator, trech, feeding tube, and other tubes, she was transfered to a hospital unit in a rehab clinic.
Avatar m tn Oh, I forgot to add that a revision hip surgery to "install replacement parts" isn't nearly as bad as the initial surgery, at least as long as the femur implant and the socket implant are intact. I had my left one redone and all that needed replaced was the socket liner, and the ball head of the thigh implant. Actually the ball looked fine but the surgeon decided two new parts were better than having one old part in contact with the new part.
Avatar f tn My dad had a massive stroke after hip surgery 12 days ago. Great health prior to stroke. He's on a vent through a trach and has a feeding tube in upper small intestine. Tried to put on trach mask a few days ago dad worked for 5 hours but then vitals started to drop. Sleeps most of time but follows commands and shakes head yes or no. Starting to move left side a little bit. Doctors are saying he is just existing. When asked if he's ready to go to Jesus he says no.
Avatar n tn It may be weeks before you really know how much damage was done. Typically, the first 90 days after a stroke will show the best rate of recovery. The next 90 days will be a bit slower and so on until one year out. Typically after one year, the rate of recovery slows to a crawl. I'm told that the brain recovers at a 20 to 1 ratio. That is to say as an example, if you bruised your arm and it took 1 month to heal, the same insult to the brain may take 20 months.
Avatar n tn Before surgery my symptoms were heavy numbness in left leg, soreness in hip and lower back.. after surgery, the soreness in hip and lower back went off and the numbness sub-sided.. its been 4 months now..but it still hasn't gone away fully. My doctor said it will take time for numbness to go away and i have to continue doing my physical therapy exercises. I am swimming breast stroke. My question is, how long will it take for the numbness to go away and will it go away fully ever. I am 30.
451975 tn?1372332199 Unfortunately, by the time I arrive by ambulance, (about 3 hrs. later), it was too late to administer the 'stroke buster' shot that was planned. After about 4 hours, slowly, I began to regain feeling in my left fingers and forearm. I felt a burning/pins & needles sensation and within that time frame, my speech started coming back, though slurry and jumbled. I ended up being sent back to my original hospital when in the ambulance, the whole episode started again.
Avatar f tn Please get yourself to the ER. When I developed a clot after having surgery I had no swelling or redness infact all I had was an ache in my leg. The blood test was only slightly over the recommended and the Ultrasound test was needed. They found a small clot near my ankle. If you get it sorted straight away you won't have too many issues after that. Were you not taking low dose asprin after your ablation?
Avatar n tn My mother is currently going through the same thing & what really annoys me is the way that her doctors are educating her. I do not believe that they are NOT knowledgeable, but they are incapable of thinking outside of their own box... and often times, there are alternatives out there! I work for a leading national health insurance company and have had first hand experience as to what type of "inabilities" that doctors have when offering and referring care.
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Avatar n tn I was also told that the bladder symptoms were coming from nerve damage from my injury. After my surgery I think the pain was worse than before. I am a nurse but haven't worked since my surgery date and was granted disability due to the injury and chronic back pain. I have trouble with routine tasks that most people take for granted. Taking a shower, drying my hair and getting dressed will cause severe back pain.