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Debating hip replacement

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Dec 4, 2020 | Replies (52)

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Good afternoon, my right hip deteriorated to the point I was without a hip socket. Thus an anterior hip replacement. Joint replacement is a significant learning curve. You'll want to google the subject and learn as much as possible before the procedure. You'll need a few pieces of equipment. A walker, cane, an elevated toilet seat (a must), and perhaps other – maybe crutches. I found all items at Good Will or Habitat for Humanity ReStore. My son in law is a ortho doctor and his recommendation was to search and find a doctor that only does hips. Many doctors will do knees, elbows, shoulders, etc. Optimally find the best hip doctor in your town. Utilize google to research doctors. Recovery will be 4-8 weeks. Insurance regs will prevent driving for 4 weeks. Use common sense, listen to your doc and PAs and you'll be very happy to have the surgery! Ps. One of my cardiologist had both hips done and I would have never known it but for the fact I commented on my upcoming procedure.

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I couldn't drive for 6 weeks. Also, I could never use a raised toilet seat, (gross !). I had something put on the toilet that gave you actual handles to hold on to to keep your leg out straight, I can't remember what it's called.

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