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  • Premier Icon totalshell
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    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..)

    xcgb
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    My Dad (82) is a keen cyclist, had a hip done last year- totally transformed his life, had to lay of the cycling for quite a few months though due to lifting the knee above the hip action, back on the bike now and walking fine too

    TandemJeremy
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    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 afterwards

    Markie
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    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.

    anyone have any good stories of hip resurfacing in the under 40’s to cheer me up?

    robbo
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    Feeling better already!

    dlr
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    Friend of mine, mid 40’s just had his done, back on the TT few weeks after, proper bike after about 6 weeks and did a 70 mile ride after 7 weeks or there abouts, says its much better than his old painful thing

    robbo
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    Anagallis, what is hip resurfacing? Mine has come really quickly and was confused with back pain. And they do seem to be moving rather quickly straight to replacement.

    rocketman
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    An uncle had his done a few years ago as a result of golfing.

    Has taken a while to get back into the err…swing of things but he’s out there golfing again. Says he will have another one if necessary (he’s in his 70s)

    Premier Icon cheshirecat
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    Friend of mine had one of hers done in her mid 40s. Went from painful walking with a stick, back to walking properly, riding etc. Took a while though.

    Totally transformed what she could do.

    robbo
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    Anyone out there still riding?

    I’m having mine done next week! Taken 9 weeks to get to see the right consultant and then the NHS moves like lightening. My dad had both done in his sixties and was never right after. So tell me some nice outcomes to cheer me up please.

    TurnerGuy
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    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.

    anjs
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    My FIL had his done 5 years ago. He is now a fitness trainer and is currnetly play golf with a handicap of 4

    PJM1974
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    Our head of dance here at work had hers done the year before last. She’s dancing again and still bouncing around the office like teenager, bearing in mind she’s well into her sixties!

    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.

    DrP
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    Who’s the coolest person in the hospital?
    The ultra-sound guy.

    Who’s the coolest person in the hospital when he’s away?
    The hip-replacement guy.

    Boom. Tish.

    DrP

    robbo
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    Sorry DrP don’t get either of those ‘jokes’.

    thanks for all the good stories. Feeling a lot more confident now. Still lots of questions for the hip specialist who I see on Thursday. Thanks all

    joeegg
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    By coincidence my wifes just been to see the surgeon today after 2 years of pain following a hip replacement(not metal on metal).
    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.

    edoverheels
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    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.

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