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I need a hip replacement but no doctor want to do it. Says mine would be complicated but the pain is so bad and I’m getting worse by the day. Someone help me
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Can you tell us a little about the problems with your hip, and the reasons doctors give you for declining to do the surgery? Do you have other health concerns that make surgery inadvisable, or a history of unsuccessful hip surgeries? Or do you have an unusual diagnosis that complicates surgery?
I have never had a hip replacement but they all day it’s going to be difficult because my muscles are so tight., I have got so discouraged and giving up on all hope because I’m getting worse by the day and I have tried doctors free doctor only to send me elsewhere
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Can you get a referral for some specifically targeted physical therapy before surgery? I had a "frozen hip" (could barely move that leg) before my first hip replacement surgery. Recovery was difficult, and the doc didn't believe PT was a necessity. After a subsequent hip surgery a different surgeon he sent me immediately for PT, and they had me do gait training, pool therapy, and a host of other techniques. Able to get rid of lingering pain and improve my back health by moving correctly. Those therapists were rehab specialists for long-term issues, and told me I should have been through therapy to loosen things as much as possible before surgery. They stated it would have been painful.
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