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Old 01-08-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Well, the neighbor still is not walking still getting around on rollater..Her hip was replaced on 12/1/17.

She saw the surgeon the other day and turns out he replaced the better of the two arthritic hips, now she has agreed to the really bad hip to be replaced on 1/19/18. So that will be two replacements in about a 7 week span. So now we'll see if doing the really bad hip has her walking.

 
Old 01-08-2018, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Well, the neighbor still is not walking still getting around on rollater..Her hip was replaced on 12/1/17.

She saw the surgeon the other day and turns out he replaced the better of the two arthritic hips, now she has agreed to the really bad hip to be replaced on 1/19/18. So that will be two replacements in about a 7 week span. So now we'll see if doing the really bad hip has her walking.
Is she in a wheelchair? You have to walk to push a rollator.
 
Old 01-08-2018, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Is she in a wheelchair? You have to walk to push a rollator.
She's sitting in rollater and pushing herself around and I guess she sometimes gets up with holding on rollater to do some stuff she has to do. Like going to bathroom, getting into bed, and doing stuff in general. No wheelchair.

Our mutual friend had a replacement in 2010, same yr as me, and then a 2nd one last yr. She's 91 soon. She uses rollater too but says she walks short distances in her apt.

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Old 01-09-2018, 11:29 AM
 
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UCK, I have so-called bad-knees.....cartilage is gone, but I can walk fine and they usually do not hurt.

Think I will try to grit-it-out until the "end" with my original equipment.....these joint-replacement stories don't give me a lot of confidence in the procedure.
 
Old 01-09-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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UCK, I have so-called bad-knees.....cartilage is gone, but I can walk fine and they usually do not hurt.

Think I will try to grit-it-out until the "end" with my original equipment.....these joint-replacement stories don't give me a lot of confidence in the procedure.
Oh, I was on so many forums after my hip replacement, if I had a good outcome, surely I would NOT have spent so much time trying to get answers as to why, since I surely didn't get them from surgeon's office.

I'm working to save myself from knee replacement and do bend my knee which one MD says if one can BEND, there is cartlidge there. I'm into my 3rd month on Cosamin DS to help rebuild cartlidge...every little bit helps I hope. Surgery is NOT on my "to do list".
 
Old 01-09-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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UCK, I have so-called bad-knees.....cartilage is gone, but I can walk fine and they usually do not hurt.

Think I will try to grit-it-out until the "end" with my original equipment.....these joint-replacement stories don't give me a lot of confidence in the procedure.
Don't blame you about knees...its a more complicated weaker joint to mess with. However, as one of those people who had an early hip replacement I can attest to having no trouble with the procedure or the outcome at all. It took place almost 20 years ago. Best bodily "repair" I ever did. So much depends on your overall health, the orthopedic condition of the joint itself, your surgeon, how well you followed the recommendations given, and a bit of plain old good fortune. Some aspects of any surgery are beyond anyone's control. I think we tend to forget that. When we are disappointed in the results we spend a lot of energy searching for a place to lay the blame.
 
Old 01-09-2018, 03:01 PM
 
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Oh, I was on so many forums after my hip replacement, if I had a good outcome, surely I would NOT have spent so much time trying to get answers as to why, since I surely didn't get them from surgeon's office.

I'm working to save myself from knee replacement and do bend my knee which one MD says if one can BEND, there is cartlidge there. I'm into my 3rd month on Cosamin DS to help rebuild cartlidge...every little bit helps I hope. Surgery is NOT on my "to do list".
1. Knees will still bend even if there is bone on bone NO cartilage

2. Glucosamine does NOT rebuild cartilage
 
Old 01-09-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Don't blame you about knees...its a more complicated weaker joint to mess with. However, as one of those people who had an early hip replacement I can attest to having no trouble with the procedure or the outcome at all. It took place almost 20 years ago. Best bodily "repair" I ever did. So much depends on your overall health, the orthopedic condition of the joint itself, your surgeon, how well you followed the recommendations given, and a bit of plain old good fortune. Some aspects of any surgery are beyond anyone's control. I think we tend to forget that. When we are disappointed in the results we spend a lot of energy searching for a place to lay the blame.
So you had a hip replacement almost 20 yrs ago. So were you about 40 or so..I don't know your age.

Could be the younger one has one the better the outcome. Mine was at 72 and my hip didn't really start bothering me until about 70 or so, and I kept putting off going to ortho surgeon. I finally went when the hip pain was waking me up at night. Groin was very heavily damaged with arthritis.

As for laying blame, I put trust in the surgeon's hands/knowledge and came out with 3 major complications...I've mentioned them. 7 yrs later still there and often worse.

Who else is to blame for the outcome, ourselves? The doctors are the skilled ones in this work.
 
Old 01-09-2018, 03:50 PM
 
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1. Knees will still bend even if there is bone on bone NO cartilage

2. Glucosamine does NOT rebuild cartilage
What one link says:

https://www.mrvitamins.com.au/news/a...ild-cartilage/
 
Old 01-09-2018, 05:51 PM
 
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Seriously?

An Australian website that SELLS the supplement?

Here is information from an actual STUDY, one of the largest of its kind for any supplement specifically looking at Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Knee Arthritis in the GAIT study

What about the claim that these supplements slow or prevent the deterioration of joint-cushioning cartilage that is the hallmark of arthritis? In a 2008 follow-up GAIT study, participants continued treatment for an extra 18 months and had X-ray exams (before and after) to measure their cartilage. There were no significant differences in cartilage loss between the groups. Interestingly, glucosamine and chondroitin did worse when taken together than each alone, but nothing worked much better than the placebo.
Glucosamine for Arthritis: Yes, No, Maybe? | Berkeley Wellness

Again, NO objective evidence that glucosamine rebuilds cartilage....
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