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Thread: hip replacement

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    hip replacement

    Any one planning on a hip replacement should look into a newer procedure...I just had mine done three weeks ago...It is called an anterial procedure...not all Drs. can do it this way...In my case, no muscles are cut...and less down time...Worth looking into. Three weeks tomorrow for me and I drove to a target today and Christmas shopped...
    Mine was done by a Dr. at the Rothman Institute in Philladelphia Pa....

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    would be nice if they could do the knee replacements this way also. we had a neighbor who had one done the old way and a hip done the new way and was less down time. up and at work within a few days when the dr said could go back to regular activities.

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    Amazing what can be done. Happy you are doing so well

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    Hip Replacement.

    I was talking to a lady at Curves who said she had a hip replacement and was sent home in less than 24 hours.
    I have bad knees and have said that when they develop an easier/quicker knee replacement, I would have mine done. Until then, I exercise to strengthen the muscles and also use a stair lift in my home. I have exceeded the doctor's projected replacement date by 12 years! Some day there will be easier knee replacements. There just HAS to be! Until then, i will wait.

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    June I agree with you l'll put off knee replacement until it gets easier. The recovery is more than I could take.
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    I had both my hips replaced, one 9 years ago and one 7 1/2 years ago (Both Birmingham hips). Recovery was pretty good even back then, I was driving within a couple of weeks and only used crutches in busy shopping centres after the first couple of weeks as the Doctor told me to. It was the best thing I could have done, my kids were only very young at the time and it mean't I could then chase after them and do almost everything they did. I hope I never need to have them redone (unfortunatly at my age it is very likely) and it's good to know that technology mean it hopefully will be easier the second time around.
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    After suffering for over 5 years with pain when I walked, I finally had my hip replaced. It was a traditional procedure, however, I have a very small incision and he didn't cut the muscles either. I was up the day of surgery - slept two nights in the hospital - could have left after 1, but the food was great! I came home to 14 stairs which with help I got up. He did it with a spinal anesthesia and conscious sedation, so I didn't have to recover from general anesthesia. My recovery was completely uneventful. I was driving on the surgery side in 3.5 weeks. I couldn't be more pleased with this - I had myself scared over recovery which is why I delayed it. I'm sorry I wasted so much time being in pain. Anyway, that was my experience.

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    Glad you are doing well. My husband hadd the anterial done 2 years ago. His Dr flew around the country teaching other surgeons. Walking a lot after the surgery helps a lot too. In our area they are doing partial knee replacements and they seem to be doing well with those. Love the new medical technology!

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    I have Lupus and because of steroids the blood flow to my hips stop and they were crumbling, back in 2003. I was told I needed both replaced. That same day I saw on a news program where a Pittsburgh doc was doing minimal invasive hip surgery. I called my Lupus doc 's nurse and she found him. I had my R done Dec. 2003 and my left L 2004. Up out of bed same day with both. I went out to dinner with my walker the same day I got of the hospital that was 5 days after surgery. The doc said he could have done both the same day but, because of my Lupus he said he wanted me to have rest inbetween. I had two small incesions one in front and one in back.

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    A friend had the first one done the old way ad it was a long recovery. She needed a lot of help. The 2nd was done the new way and she said it was amazing how quickly she recovered.

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