Tell me good stories about hip replacements
luck regretably is a deciding factor.. my ex mrs is a surgeon and she used to pull her hair out when reviewing outcomes.. ( although obviously i dont know how good she was but she had a nice car,, oh and i wrote her thesis for her on toe amputations for diabetics..)Posted 5 years agoTandemJeremyMember
Very good these days. As with all orthopaedics the skill of the surgeon is fairly important.
do your research on the different type available and what the surgeon is used to using. Some reports in the press recently about issues with some of them.
The key to recovery is physio and doing your exercises. No reason why not to ride a bike again afterwardsPosted 5 years agoMarkieMember
My boss has had both hers done (two years apart). From being a cripple crab walking around the office she is now back to mountain climbing, hill walking and various other leg based activities. Her only regret is that she waited so long to have them done. Good luck to you.Posted 5 years agoTurnerGuyMember
my mate was due a hip replacement and a hip resurfacing.
he phoned up an older friend who had had a hip replacement, who said he could come round and talk about recovery, etc
on the way over he came to a 50 mph section on the M4 and, as it chicaned into a lane, he dropped his motorbike on some diesel on the road – when he came to he found that he had broke his collarbone.
he had the collarbone plated and then had to recover strength quickly so he could get around on crutches when his hips were done a few months later.
and to make it worse, with all his problems, he had to call his wife to help with toiletry affairs.Posted 5 years agoanagallis_arvensisMember
Hip resurfacing is basically a replacement that conserves more bone and means you can have more revisions later. Its recommended for younger people, had an indepth discussion with my surgeon (cost me £250 to do it privately) about it all. They dont last as long but that could be because they do them for more active people. My hips are shagged from FAI http://www.hipfai.com/ and I’ve had 3 arthroscopic procedures, first two didnt really work. 3rd one was couple of weeks ago.Posted 5 years agojoeeggMember
By coincidence my wifes just been to see the surgeon today after 2 years of pain following a hip replacement(not metal on metal).Posted 5 years ago
Turns out during the operation tendons are moved to one side to access the joint but one of the tendons went back in the wrong position and is rubbing on the joint.
Its either a keyhole operation to re-locate the tendon or injections.
The joint is perfect and my wife was walking and cycling within a few weeks of the operation until the inflammation started to creep in.edoverheelsMember
Interesting and encouraging thread. Broken pelvis two years ago and starting to suffer a bit of pain (that I thought was muscular) that turns out to be trauma induced Avascular Necrosis which is the failure of blood supply to the bone in my femoral head. Will be arthritic, perhaps, but early days and may recover. Therefore anything now relating to hips is interesting. My brother in law had resurfacing a few years ago and runs and rides a lot – still very fit.Posted 5 years ago
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