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Barbara

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Average age
« on: October 09, 2008, 03:41:56 AM »
I am curious about the average age of people on this site. My surgeon told me that 30% of patients that he sees with OA in their hips are in their 40's. I was 40 when I first experienced pain in my groin. I am now 47 and having bhr next week. I am also curious how many peoples problems stem from hip dysplasia which is the cause of my hip joint degeneration.

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RBHR 10/13/2008. LBHR 12/08/2008. LBHR revision 1/18/2010, LTHR 9/23 2011, RTHR 12/16 2011............
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Shawn in Northern Ca.

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Re: Average age
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008, 04:02:26 AM »
Hi Barbara,
   I am 37 and scheduled for LHR in just a few weeks, the 29th in fact, but I was referred by a coworker who also was 37 when he had the procedure done.  That was only last year.  I was at Physical therapy and there was a 26yo who had just had the procedure done.  I think we all are just tired of being in pain and limiting what we do each day.  That is just not very fun in my book.  Best of luck. Shawn

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Re: Average age
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 04:19:15 AM »
49.   50 in January.    Been hurting for 7-8 years (I'm stubborn and a chicken at heart)

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Re: Average age
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 06:10:19 AM »
I'm 45 and going in 10-27. ( wished it was tomorrow)

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Re: Average age
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 06:38:05 AM »
Old-timer - 63 male  Only way to go.

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Re: Average age
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 02:33:21 PM »
I am 26 yrs old and going back to the surgeon next week to schedule post MRI to make sure everything is ok

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Re: Average age
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 02:57:44 PM »
Hi Barbara,
I'm 41 and had my left hip resurfaced in August.  I had degenerative joint disease which was secondary to dysplasia.  Apparently, my hip was dislocated at birth and no one noticed for 11 months!  When my parents finally brought me to a specialist, I was put in a series of casts and braces for the next year of so.  My parents told me the specialist said then that my hip would probably last until I was in my early forties.  He was right!  The hip formed with a very shallow socket and the head of my femur was flat on one side - not a very congruent combination, resulting in a lot of friction and therefore wear and tear over the years.  I started having pain when I was 28.  Amazingly, I've been an athletic and active person my whole life and played hockey for 7 years in my twenties until my hip started to hurt.

My surgeon told me that hip dysplasia is the most common condition in his resurfacing patients.  Since I had a such a shallow socket, he had to dig out a socket for me in which he could place the acetabular component.  Apparently, dysplasics often have poorly shaped sockets and some companies even make special acetabular components for dysplasic sockets.  So, don't worry too much about the dysplasia.  It's amazing what they can do!

I hope you find comfort in the fact that you're not alone out there and you're not the first!

Jeanie
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Re: Average age
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 04:10:16 PM »
Big Bill here....I was 1st diagnosed with moderately advanced osteoarthritis at 44...got progressively worse over the next few years and real bad the last 2-3 . Had my resurfacing done 7/9/08 and have had no regrets....I am currently 53.

     Big Bill    (Cormet Anterior Surface Hippy)...  AKA   C.A.S.H.  7/09/08   8)

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Re: Average age
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 06:47:13 PM »
41 and going in on Dec 1

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Re: Average age
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 06:53:32 PM »
I was 42 when I had LBHR 5 months ago.  Terrific results so far!

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Re: Average age
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2008, 07:16:51 PM »
I'm around the corner from the ripe old age of 32. ;D

I had a LBHR by Dr. Su on 9-11-08, and I will have the right side done in Nov or Dec.

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Re: Average age
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2008, 07:29:10 PM »
age 46
rbhr - Aug. 4, 2008

age 47
lbhr - Dec. 15, 2008

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Kansas City

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Re: Average age
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2008, 11:00:32 PM »
Age 55 Male LBHR Dr. Su 9/29/08.
Steve
LBHR 60mm/54mm Dr Su 9/29/08 age 55
RBHR 60mm/54mm Dr Su 11/1/19 age 66

mari

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Re: Average age
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2008, 11:21:44 PM »
This is my very first post.  I am 62 and just starting to research my options.  I experienced hip pain intermittently for the last 10 years or so. My chiropractor has been helping me but suggested I go see an orthopedic doctor.  I was surprised to find out the hip is bone on bone, b/c I am having pain with walking but it hasn't affected me in any other way.  My mother and sister both had hip replacements so I suspect it may be genetic.  I don't want to go that route if I can get by with a resurfacing.  I still want to play some volleyball, and maybe do some occasional waterskiing if possible.
 
Right Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross February 2009

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Re: Average age
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2008, 01:13:20 AM »
Left hip resurf age 59
Rt hip resurf age now 61  female.
It's the best surgery I could of ever had.

Sherry LC+ 11-10-06 Kennedy
RBHR in 28 days 11-06-08 Raterman

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Re: Average age
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2008, 03:57:55 AM »
I am 48 and had BHR's done on both hips over the last 10 months, after 5-7 years of severe pain.

Jim
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A. Engh - RBHR 4/4/08

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Re: Average age
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2008, 01:34:44 PM »
I am 44 and 8 weeks post op LBHR.  Right feels better since it is not doing all the work.  Bill
L-BHR - Aug 2008 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Re: Average age
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2008, 02:23:35 PM »
Hi Gang

I will try to get everyones info from this topic and update my age chart.

http://www.surfacehippy.info/agesurvey.php


You might also be interested in the results from the Yahoo Surface Hippy Survey of 855 patients. It is the 3rd question on this page

http://www.surfacehippy.info/survey/hipresurfacingsurvey.php

Sometime this winter, I will setup a similar survey now that the Hip Talk Group has really grown and is cooking!

Pat
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3/15/06 LBHR De Smet

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Re: Average age
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2008, 03:50:17 PM »
I had RBHR on 6/26/08 at the age of 49.

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Re: Average age
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2008, 06:22:48 PM »
I was 3 months shy of turning 45 when I had my surgery in January.  It was probably a good 8 years prior to that that I started experiencing issues in that hip, though they first told me it was a pinched sciatic nerve.  I think it was 3-4 years ago that they took xrays and said it was OA. 

 

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