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Old 10-07-2016, 01:51 PM
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Just found out I'm a potential candidate for hip replacement. Will know more after meeting with Doctor next week. Those of you who have had one, please provide a little information on what to know, before, after surgery, recovery etc. Thank you!
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:58 PM
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I had a Birmingham hip resurfacing. The procedure is a little less invasive than a traditional HR.
Without a doubt, it was the best thing I ever did. Full range of motion, I'm running and exercising again.
I was out of work for a week and a half. Therapy was very easy.

My surgery was done at the hospital for special surgery. They also did a knee reconstruction for me as well. If you can swing it, I highly suggest you go see them. My surgeon was Dr. Maynard. Awesome doctor who utilizes surgery as a last resort. Good luck.
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Both hips replaced, both ceramic / titanium. The left is going on ten years, the right going on 4.

One of the easiest surgeries and recoveries one can ever have. Very minimal pain, down time is literally weeks. Your walking the next day! Full recovery in as little as 6 weeks. After my first one, I was back to work as an appraiser, walking several miles per day within 30 days.

Start stretch NOW, If heavy lose weight NOW, start walking 2-3 miles everyday. The better shape your in before the procedure the easier it will be.
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Lara Spenser was on Dr. Oz today, 4 weeks after her replacement, she walked well, she went to HSS in NYC one of the best hospitals, every little bit helps.
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Hip replacement is common every day surgery now. There are good ortho surgeons doing it in every medium size and larger hospitals.

Glad to hear it's not the worst surgery to have. Before it's over with, I fear my wife is going to be the bionic woman. Her newest problem is mid foot arthritis--and she can barely walk. The surgery is tough and there's no cure--pins and plates. She may be getting a wheelchair for Christmas, as she's not through traveling the world.
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Dad has his done well over 10 years ago. Follow docs orders on rehab and be serious about it. Dad pushed his rehab guy for more exercise and they gave it to him with in reason. He has zero stiffness or limp.
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Just had one 4 weeks out no pain resting full range of motion but therapy hurts after but no pain no gain. I went for years needing one Would never wait again so worth getting it done.
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Just found out I'm a potential candidate for hip replacement. Will know more after meeting with Doctor next week. Those of you who have had one, please provide a little information on what to know, before, after surgery, recovery etc. Thank you!
Do it. I'm kicking myself for waiting three years. Had it done in March, I was up and walking 3 hours after surgery. First week was a real bitch......at least with me. I found out I'm basically immune to pain meds. I was back at work in 4 weeks, I could have gone back in 3, I should have waited 5-6. I started driving at 3 weeks, was not pleasant getting into and out of my truck (right hip done). Dam seat belt clip holder thing would press against my hip.

I was told I can still downhill ski and snowboard.......but I won't. Going XC for a week in NH. I'm not taking a chance falling at speed, my luck I'll screw up.

PT PT and more PT. I'm 7 months out in a couple weeks and I don't even think about the hip anymore.

Hopefully you can have Anterior hip replacement, recover is faster than posterior. Their is no reason in this day and age you should end up with any type of limp or one leg shorter or longer than the other. My surgeon used a type of CAD program with an overlay of a live X Ray. He could pick and choose from dozens of part sizes before he make one cut. Surgery was about 2 hours from the time they rolled me in until they rolled me out. Surgery team was 5 people with a tech from the manufacture of the parts. The only thing I have which bugs me is some skin numbness on my thigh


Here is a link for an excellent video which explains everything.


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Old 10-08-2016, 08:09 AM
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Had the surgery 4 times.Do your exercises before & after,and Oh by the by ,make sure they don't forget the ceramic piece as the jackwagons gave me the STRYKER special.The metal on metal.They paid.but so did I.Rejuvinate my azz.Do your due diligence,and question the hell out of your Dr as to which implant he's using,and WHY?.Nowthen they'll give you an orientation meeting to go to .It will entail all the basics ,and the Who,What,and When with all the particulars,follow?
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Thank you for all the comments, really appreciate it. Will know more end of next week.
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Sugar ,You will need to be present in the pre-op orientation meeting or whoever will drive her home.,Nowthen,tell her to TAKE her meds...
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