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Tue, Feb 11 5:52pm · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Is Prolia the same as prolozone? I have done some research and found prolozone to work but have not tried it or discussed it with my doctor. maureenmurray1@me.com

Wed, Jan 22 11:33pm · Anterior vs. posterior hip replacement (THR): How do you decide? in Joint Replacements

I have had both hips replaced in the year 2018. My doctor did the anterior approach. He said the reason he does the anterior approach is because there is a chance of cutting the tendon which can happen more often with the posterior approach. This is precisely what happened to my sister who is now having numerous problems which I feel could have been avoided had she had the anterior approach. I did much research prior and am very satisfied and happy with my decision and the doctor I used. My recovery time was far easier and faster. I wish you the best.

Oct 19, 2018 · Femur perforation during anterior hip replacement? in Joint Replacements

I am so sorry to hear about your problems. What totally surprises me is that your Doctor was so honest and told you the mistakes he made as most are afraid of suing. My sister had a THR and her surgeon cut her tendon. She went back to him several times saying something is wrong du to all the pain she was having. He finally sent her to a surgeon at Duke. This doctor tried to fix her problem but said it was too late. If he could have seen her sooner he would have been able to reattach the tendon to the musle but it had deteriorated too much.

Oct 8, 2018 · Questions regarding total hip replacement in Joint Replacements

My sister went to a highly recommended surgeon at Duke. He opened her and did whT he could for the tendon being cut. He said if he could have seen her sooner there would have been a better opportunity to possibly fix it but by the time he saw he the tendon and muscle had deteriorated too much. By the time her original surgeon referred her to the Duke surgeon it was too late.

Oct 8, 2018 · Questions regarding total hip replacement in Joint Replacements

I have had my right hip replaced in February of this year and just had my left hip done 4 weeks ago. I have osteoarthritis and they were bone on bone. I still have a little pain but stopped using my walker and cane after the first week and feel I’m doing well. I am 7 years older than my sister. We both had the anterior approach as this makes it almost impossible to cut the tendon. I so wish I could give her some hope.

Oct 8, 2018 · Questions regarding total hip replacement in Joint Replacements

Thank you so much. My sister is 63 and now has complications that may end up putting her in a wheelchair later in life. The only way I can discribe is that she waddles like a duck. Being that the tendon was cut and time elapsed, it was too late to reattach it to the muscle. It has become very painful and there seems to be nothing that can be done for her. She also has sciatica. I wish I knew what to do to help her.

Oct 8, 2018 · Questions regarding total hip replacement in Joint Replacements

I am now 4 weeks into my THR on my left hip. My right hip was done Feb. 6, 2018. My left was done on September 11, 2018. My doctor did the anterior approach on both hips. I had this done at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. The anterior approach is far less evasive and a much easier recovery. I would highly recommend this Hospital and the doctor that did the procedure. I am 70 years old and have osteoarthritis. When I finally decided to do the hip replacement they were bone on bone. I am doing very well. I was always very active and am looking forward to getting back to swimming, biking, taking my dog for long walks. Actually I did walk a half mile yesterday and did my stationary bike for 20 minutes. Of course I try to keep up with my hip exercises. I wish you luck.