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Hip Replacement Surgery?

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Hip Replacement Surgery?

Anyone have any experience with this - either themselves, parents, grandparents, etc?

My MIL was told tonight that she needs it and because she's on the young side (mid-fifties) she needs to get the ceramic hip, not the plastic hip/metal ball joint).

I was wondering what was the recovering rate and time was for something like this. Also, was the person fully-functional (limbar, walking perfectly, etc)? She works in NYC and is worried that even after the surgery she'll have trouble with the subway steps.

Posted 8/17/05 11:07 PM
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Re: Hip Replacement Surgery?

i work in a physical therapy facility, and we see 2-3 new hip replacement patients a week.

It depends on age, and overall fitness of the patient, but most are completely back to normal (full function!) in about 8-12 weeks. (less for younger patients in decent shape.)

The subway steps will be slow going for her for a while, but she'll be back to normal in no time.

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Posted 8/18/05 1:04 AM

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Re: Hip Replacement Surgery?

My Fil had it done along with knee replacment, He too is in his early 50's. He recovered VERY fast!

Posted 8/18/05 8:04 AM

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Re: Hip Replacement Surgery?

My Moms FI had it done toward the end of January, I think he was feeling really good. He's in his early 60's.

He does need to have the other one done, but I don't think he had any problems at all, still rides his Harley Chat Icon

Posted 8/18/05 9:17 AM

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