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THR before Christmas
« on: November 19, 2015, 02:39:03 AM »
I met with my orthopedic surgeon and scheduled a Left THR.

I was curious about the type of material that will be used for the THR and was told the ball is made of Oxidized Zirconium (ceramic) on High Density Polyethylene and then (I think) Titanium on the shaft. He showed me a copy of an x-ray of a THR and the amount of bone that would be cut.  I did ask for a "large ball" (someone had mentioned that in one of the posts I'd read) and he assured me that I would still be able to participate in sports/exercise.  I know nothing is a 100% guarantee, I just want to first be without pain and then be able to participate in some recreational sports/maintain my yard/house/tie my shoes/etc...things I cannot do now due to hip pain/restriction.

I was curious about the size of my BH that was used for my right hip.  The ball is 42 and the cup 50.  He assured me again that my x-rays showed the BH was in place where it's supposed to be and that I should not have any problems.  It feels great and I only think about it when I think about it. 

I am disappointed about the BHR situation; but at the end of the day, if a THR will provide a pain free, active lifestyle.... I'll be grateful. 

RBHR, Dr. Richard Sellers, 04 DEC 13


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Re: THR before Christmas
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 03:45:39 AM »
Good luck, Deb. THR devices are much improved and can offer you an active life. Come back and tell us about your Christmas present.


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Re: THR before Christmas
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 01:08:55 AM »
Thanks Blinky!
RBHR, Dr. Richard Sellers, 04 DEC 13


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Re: THR before Christmas
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2015, 08:13:45 AM »
I echo what Blinky said,I was talking to the reigning mountain bike enduro world champ ( masters 40+ age group).Now that is a major achievement, racing all over Europe in super tough events.Hours and hours of training etc.But the amazing thing is he did it all on a THR.Just goes to show while the BHR has it's place,having a THR certainly isn't the end of the world.Good luck.
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Re: THR before Christmas
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 03:13:57 AM »
Incredible! It is amazing the high level of activity he is performing with a THR!  This gives me hope that I'll be able to do (on a much lower scale) the activities I was doing before my hips gave out.

Thank-you for sharing this....I'm feeling more confident as the days go by and looking forward to seeing what the future holds.

RBHR, Dr. Richard Sellers, 04 DEC 13

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Re: THR before Christmas
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 08:03:02 PM »
Deb, I got the same  Oxinium device in 2012 and it's been perfect so far.
Very early days but I'm confident I'll still have it in 20 years, it feels completely natural and although I don't do any serious running, I have no problems running for a bus, kicking a football around with my grandson etc.
I climb ladders and trestles all day for my work and it all feels great.
The only thing I stopped after my THR was playing squash-  my hip certainly feels strong enough to continue playing but  I feel its a bit too harsh on it.
All the best for yours, I'll look forward to reading about your progress
Right Ceramic THR
Ronan Treacy   Birmingham R.O.H
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Re: THR before Christmas
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 03:29:33 AM »
Hi Mike D,
Thank-you for telling me about your Oxinium hip and how successful it has been for you. It was all very encouraging and reassuring! Naturally, I'd never heard of this device before and the fact that you have one and can participate in so many activities is exciting.

I have about 3 weeks to go now and can't wait!

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Re: THR before Christmas
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Any updates?


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