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Old 08-24-2019, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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...Having had both a hip and a knee replaced, at least for me, the hip was a stroll in the park compared to the knee.
I've not had any joint replacements, but when talking with people who have, they all say this ^
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:39 AM
 
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My husband had three. First one did not work and had to be repeated. Last two were done by robotic surgery and seemed to work out better.

BTW, he cannot go through airport scanners without setting it off. He has to be hand patted down. Just a reminder.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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My husband had three. First one did not work and had to be repeated. Last two were done by robotic surgery and seemed to work out better.

BTW, he cannot go through airport scanners without setting it off. He has to be hand patted down. Just a reminder.



I was told about that when I had my knee replaced.

But this reminded me that when I had my eye surgery involving implants, I was given cards to show what had been done. I can't recall why I needed them, but apparently I did.
I am not one for flying anymore, only reason being I don't like it.

BTW, I am thinking what I thought was a hip problem is really a nerve problem. At least I am able to walk OK now.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: equator
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BTW, he cannot go through airport scanners without setting it off. He has to be hand patted down. Just a reminder.
Small price to pay. I get the total pat-down and sometimes it's pretty invasive. They don't want to see any cards you have, either.

DH and I prepare for it, by me emptying my pockets and giving it all to him. We've learned.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:58 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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BTW, he cannot go through airport scanners without setting it off. He has to be hand patted down. Just a reminder.
That is sort of hit or miss. Earlier airport scanners sometimes picked up on mine others didn't. Even different trips through the same airports. It happens less often now, but that could also be due to implants becoming more expected in the aging population as well as improvements in the equipment. My surgeon handed me a little card stating that I have an implant but I've hardly ever had a security person not take my word for it and ask to see it. Funny, you'd think after providing the surgeon with all that income you'd at least earn something a bit fancier than a paper card! Even laminated would be nice!
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Old 08-27-2019, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Guess I'm the exception here as the hip replacement I had turned out terrible with complications...and cured me from ever having an Elective Surgery again.

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At the end of the link is HG info and arthritis and I'm into my 8th month of using the one I have found, and the thought of any elective surgery does not enter my mind anymore.


And as far as the replacements are concerned, there are good reports and horror stories. I've read both sides and live with mine.

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Old Today, 12:15 PM
 
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I'm 45 and need a right hip replacement thanks to an adolescent hip condition that I suffered from at age 13 called SCFE, which basically leads to a deformed or misshapen hip joint ball, a condition that speeds up deterioration of the hip joint. It's sort of like driving a car with a misaligned tire or poor front-end alignment -- over time, the rubber tread wears out prematurely and unevenly. And that is basically what has happened to my hip (I actually had this issue with both of my hips -- but the right hip is the worse one; the left one is not so bad but will eventually get there).

I've basically decided to have my hip replaced by the end of this year or at the beginning of next year. And I've visited and researched several specialists to ensure that I select a highly qualified and experienced surgeon. I know that going to a high-volume surgeon increases one's chances of success. Plus, going to hospitals with very dedicated and comprehensive orthopedic facilities and staff is a must-do as well. If I could, I would travel to have my hip replaced at HSS in New York City, which is consistently ranked #1 for Orthopedics; however, my insurance does not cover out-of-state costs, so I have to stick to California, which is not so bad because there are many surgeons to choose from in California.

I've narrowed my search down to Andrew Yun in Santa Monica, California, and also Thomas Vail in San Francisco at UCSF. I have yet to meet Dr. Vail though; I have an appointment with him later this year.

Dr. Yun is highly qualified and highly rated and specializes in hips and knees exclusively. The only issue is that I did not like him personally when I had my consultation with him. He wasn't overly friendly or warm; he was pretty dry and matter-of-fact, without much bedside manner. And the reviews I read from several of his former patients echoed my sentiments about his personality and/or approach. But his reviews are excellent nonetheless. So, I'm sure that I can overlook his dry, acerbic social demeanor as long as he does a good job!

But I'm waiting to make my final decision for surgery after I meet with Dr. Vail in San Francisco, as he seems to be on par with Dr. Yun in terms of his experience and track record.

Anyways, after living with bad hips for 30+ years already, I'm ready to finally fix the problem. I look forward to being able to actually walk normally and bend and stoop and ambulate in normal ways, because over the last several years I have become increasingly stiff, immobile, and inflexible, to the point that it's impacting normal day-to-day activities. I don't have much actual hip joint pain though, which is surprising, considering how worn out the hip joint looks on x-ray. But I do have a lot of referred pain to other areas, most notably my knees and ankles and shins.

Looking forward to getting all this fixed and making up for lost time.
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Old Today, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Anthony: You will be happy you did it. I wish you the best.
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