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Hip replacement advice

Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
edited 8:22AM in Off Topic
I have a close friend that has a right hip problem. His doctor recommends a hip replacement in the near future. Any of you eggers have any advice or experienced one yourself?

Comments

  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Depending on what kind of problem he has, there are new advances in arthroscopy of the hip. He may have straight arthritis problems, though, which only a replacement will help.

    Procedure is much improved in recent years with fairly quick recovery - from knowing people who have had it done.

    If he gets it done, encourage him to get a narcotic spinal shot - fantastic for diminishing post operative pain for the first 12-15 hours or so ! :)
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Yep do what the Othro recommends..
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Thanks, I believe it is an arthritis problem.
  • TXTrikerTXTriker Posts: 1,177
    I broke mine in 1985 and replaced it in 1998. I'm able to do very well compared to what I was able to do with the pain I had to endure after the break and repair.

    Just do it.
  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    I had mine replaced last year. I was bone on bone and the pain was nasty. Three months post op and I was playing softball. It's a pretty easy recovery and no PT to speak of, just walking.
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Thanks all!
  • tomotomo Posts: 78
    I had mine replaced in 2000. It is a bit stiff, but no pain. My doctor always replied when I asked him when should I get the operation: "Whenever you think you should." I waited too long the pain was awful. If you think you are going to do it, do it now.....tom
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