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What x-rays and angles of X-ray are needed?
« on: June 25, 2007, 04:49:54 PM »
John here:

I have been gathering info for hip resurfacing.  Now I will need to send x-rays of my hips and knees off the Dr. Bose and DesMett, but I need to know what exactly is required by the docotrs in order from then to make an correct educational decision about resurfacing my right hip.

So any help would be very, very much appreciated!

Thank You!

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Re: What x-rays and angles of X-ray are needed?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007, 05:12:17 PM »
Hi John

I did not have any special x-rays taken from any special angles.  It was the normal hip x-ray most orthopedics or hospitals do.  I do know there are some special x-rays taken at a special angle if you have certain problems, but if you don't have a very unusual problem, the normal x-rays are fine.

I actually took ditigal photos of my x-rays and sent to both Dr. De Smet and Dr. Bose attached as a .jpg in an email.  If you don't get digital x-rays, take a digital camera with you and take photos of the x-rays while they are on the fluroescent x-ray reader.  Otherwise, you can hold them up to a window or bright light to take phtotos.

You normally need to size them down so you can send them.  huge 2500x2500 pixel ones are too large.   A good height to use might be about 650pixels.

Both doctors are very use to looking at x-rays and can read them very well. If they need anything extra, they would tell you.

I actually had 2 views.  One more close up of my left hip and then one that included both hips.  That is all I sent.

Hope that helps you out.  If you do have a special problem, you can always drop either doctor an email and tell them what your problem is and if they need anything special.  Both doctors are very quick to answer and very friendly when answering questions via email.  Quite different than most US doctors.

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Re: What x-rays and angles of X-ray are needed?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007, 06:15:38 PM »
Where you lying on a table on standing, thus weightbearing, for the x-ray pictures that you sent of to Dr. D?

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Re: What x-rays and angles of X-ray are needed?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007, 07:38:25 PM »
I was laying on a table for all of my x-rays where ever I had them taken. I had them taken by several orthos.  Even in Belgium when they took them before surgery - I was laying on a table.

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007, 09:18:01 PM »
Can anyone out there share information on New York City area docs performing resurfacing?  Doctors' names/contact info would be much appreciated.  If anyone has an experience with such docs to share that would be fabulous!  Thanks all.  Cate

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Re: What x-rays and angles of X-ray are needed?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007, 09:27:16 PM »
Hi Cate

Here is a list of the most used NY doctors by people on the large http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/surfacehippy/. That is where I have gotten much of my information.  There are 6000 members and about 100 emails a day.

Of these NY doctors, Dr. Su is the most experienced and most used. Here are a handful of Dr. Su Surface Hippy Stories here  http://www.surfacehippy.info/hipstories.php



Dr. Michael Clarke - BHR trained 2006
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists
5719 Widewaters Parkway
Syracuse, NY 13214
Phone: 315-251-3100  Fax: 615-449-9923
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Dr. Brian McGrath
Buffalo General Hospital
Department of Orthopaedics
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
716-859-1531 Voice
716-859-2541 Fax
Hospital Website

Dr. Matthew Phillips
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
Phone (716) 204-3280
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Dr. Hubert F. Riegler - BHR trained 2006
125 Lattimore Road, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (585) 473-1033
Fax: (585) 473-8605
Website: Lattimore Orthopedics

Dr. Edwin Su
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
7th Floor, Room 704 West
New York, NY 10021
212-606-1128
877-606-1555 (toll-free)
Hospital for Special Surgery
 

I hope that gets you started to find an experienced surgeon doing hip resurfacing.

Pat
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