Supposed to have hip replacement Appreciate 16. Test results showe ANA OVER 10,000. NEVER BEEN SEEN SO HIGH. ANY THOUGHTS?
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Hello @anangelintheroo, welcome to Connect. Did you mean for the photo you shared to be your profile picture? If so, I can help fix that as the photo was shared in the post rather than your profile image. We have a lot of members here on Connect talking about hip replacements, but would you mind sharing a bit more about what ANA over 10,000 indicates? Is that something that is going to affect your upcoming hip replacement?
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Yes, the surgeon said that he doesn't feel comfortable doing surgery till Rheumatologist says it will not effect outcome & my recovery. So frustrating. ANA indicates unusual inflammation.
Dr Blasser did my left hip and I loved him, he has since retired 😞 and I’m looking for another Dr at Mayo, any suggestions?
I need another hip replacement! Frankly I’m unprepared and scared to death to do it again. Plus how do you quit smoking???
Hello I'm new here. I'm currently losing weight so I can have hip repacement due to severe osteoarthritis. I had a go around with MRSA last year and gained a bunch of weight.
Elevated inflammation can indicate infection. I know that's pretty basic. However if it was me I would want to investigate the reason for bodily inflammation.
Hello– I too was terrified to have another hip replacement. I told the prospective surgeon about the fears. I found that the surgeons are receptive to helping with relieving the fears.
It's important to go into this with optimism and trust in the surgeons skills and intention to improve the quality of life of the person on the table. It is also important to ask to go to rehab hospital to help you start your recovery, if you feel you may need that support. What supports do you think you will need?
My your fears be replaced with trust in yourself, the system and your surgeon.
As to letting go of smoking, when your time is right you will do it.
What factors and experiences will benefit your moving towards letting the desire to smoke be an experience of choice, to smoke a cigarette or to not smoke a cigarette without judgement – good or bad? This is what I found was my process. I know that each person is unique and their path maybe very different. Choose the path that calls to you.
My Mayo hip surgeon not only left Mayo he left direct medical practice. He went to be the Chief Medical Officer of an investment fund.
After looking around I went with a non Mayo surgeon, Dr. Jimmy Chow, who invented and uses the superpath method. I am 77 and he replaced my left hip seven weeks ago and I have been painless from day one. I am now back out on the golf course.
I highly recommend Dr. Chow and his methodology. I would look for a surgeon using Superpath; if you can't find one near you, direct anterior is an alternative. Either way, look for one who has done lots and lots of them. For example, Dr. Chow has done more than 4,000 using his Superpath approach.
I even had pain a couple of inches below my knee. My surgeon, who also does knees, looked at the X-Ray and said it looked fine. My internist thought it might be bursitis. But, lo and behold, it has mostly gone away since my hip replacement. Must have been mostly referred pain.
I have not heard of the super path approach. I had a right THR in January with the anterior approach. I still have aching in my thigh- mostly at night. I just completed physical therapy. My PT said my movement is back to normal. Now I am doing home exercises to work on strength. I will definitely investigate the super path approach. At 6 weeks post op I was nowhere near normal. I did develop post op anemia so that may have contributed.
I am one year out from anterior THR and still have hip and thigh pain.
What does your doctor say about it? Do you still have numbness in your thigh?
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