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Timing of your hip surgery
« on: October 26, 2010, 07:20:36 PM »
I recently have been diagnosed as bone on bone.  I am 60 years old and have been active my entire life.  The last couple of years I have had a lot of knee pain.  I still exercise most days, have been doing 10 miles on my recombent bike lately.  I can do this without too much pain.  I was really surprised to find out it was my hip that was causing my pain! 

I have a pretty high threshold for pain but do not want to wait too long prior to surgery especially if it can affect my long term health.  How do you know when it is time to get the surgery done????[/u]

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Re: Timing of your hip surgery
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 08:35:22 PM »
Hi Tip,

See Dr. McMinn's website, FAQs for a good summary of when is it time?
Steve
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Re: Timing of your hip surgery
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 08:45:19 PM »
How do you know when it is time to get the surgery done????

The surgeon will tell you if it is time.

If you are bone on bone, no doubt it is time.

I do not particularly feel pain, and was concerned that I did not want the operation too early, but when I had the surgery, the doctor had to do a bone graft to fill a cyst that I had worn in the bone.



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Re: Timing of your hip surgery
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 01:03:19 AM »
How do you know when it is time to get the surgery done????[/u]

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When you find yourself asking questions on a hip resurfacing website it might be time....
 ;D  Haha just pointing out the obvious.

My hip pain was in my hip, not sure how your knee pain can be from your hip, but hey I'm a poolman not a doctor, might be worth a 2nd opinion......
Heres some thoughts that went through my head before I went ahead, hope it helps and Good Luck !

Are there things you can't do because of your hip ?
Do you think about it every day and night to the point that your life revolves around your hip ?
Are you doing further damage by putting it off ? (Ask your doc)
Are you taking pain meds for it ?
Do you find yourself getting grumpy because you are in constant pain ?
Is it interupting your sleep at night ?
Can you afford it ?
Can you afford the time off work ?
Are you throwing your back, opposite hip and or knees out of whack by compensating for your hip pain ?
Does your Dr. recommend it ?
Are you in less than perfect physical condition because you can't exercise like you would like ?
Do you sit crooked in chairs because of it ?
Do you adjust your car seat 57 times every time you drive and still never get comfortable ?
Are you sick of it enough to go through major surgery to have your "regular" life back ?
 These are some of the questions I pondered for almost 8 years before pulling the trigger. Me personally I wish I wouldn't have waited so long
before getting it done, but you gotta decide for yourself, I don't know how miserable you are yet :o 8)   Good Luck !

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Re: Timing of your hip surgery
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 05:16:25 PM »
Tip,
 B.I.L.L.'s list is perfect. Read it carefully.
 I would also add: are you depressed, gaining weight and/or getting in worse physical shape because if the hip, worried about the health of your liver/kidneys because of the pain meds????
 Good Luck!  Lu
F age 45 right hip C+ Dr.Sparling 6/02/10

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Re: Timing of your hip surgery
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 08:21:56 PM »
I want to thank everyone who replied to my question this was helpfull.

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