I have known Dr. Schemitch for 6+years. I had double hip replacement at 49 and 54 years old. Both surgeries went well; but surgery in London was better. I was a complicated case since I was born without a hip socket. The doctors had to create one for me age 2 ( thanks to Dr. Salter). It wore out at age 35. I suffered for 14 years prior to surgery. I waited at least a year, but it was worth it. Now, wait times are a little longer. The move to London was worth it. My quality of life is excellent. I only have some pain in one joint 3 years later when doing a specific move (weak muscle). If I don’t do that specific move I’m 100 percent pain free. Dr. Schemitch has two female surgeon’s working on his team now at LHSC. He’s always been courteous and polite, …
August 14, 2017 – I passed 5 years with my THR last week and it’s flown by. I have no issues at all and like many here, it’s been life changing surgery for me. I couldn’t have HR due to to a slipped femoral epiphysis age 14 and was struggling to accept that but the advice I got here helped so much.
I’m back motorcycling and playing football- those dark days of arthritic pain seem much further away than 5 years!
So for anyone who isn’t a HR candidate, don’t despair- a large ball THR, well placed, is a very good option.
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Uploaded on Jun 22, 2011 – Janine Olandt will inspire you with her focus. As a personal trainer and workout queen you would have no idea that she has had not just one, but two hip replacements. A professional dancer for years, her determination in not letting her physical body limit her day to day decisions is something we wanted to share with our viewers!
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Mr Sivananda Ramnath, 39 Underwent Hip Replacement in 2012
Ready, Get set, go! That’s the expression 39-year-old, Sivananda Ramnath used when considering hip replacement as option to live his life free of pain. Sivananda is now pain-free and feeling wondered why he has delayed the surgery for so long. Now, his life became more precious than ever before.
Within six months, I was back on track. Life felt more precious than ever before. As a result, I became a better husband, a better Dad, a better professional…and a better member of society. Now I am running the Chennai Marathon to raise funds for an NGO so that underprivileged children get proper primary education.
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I had started running, and was enjoying it and wanting to train for longer distances when I was diagnosed with
bilateral hip AVN. I with a number of orthopedic surgeons, who all told me that I can give up things like running for good, and also that I should go through surgery immediately. I finally met Dr Vijay Bose in Chennai and his perspective was a little different. Anyway, to cut a long story short, attempts to see if
this would heal on its own did not work and Dr Bose decided to do surgery on the left side in December 2012.
I was hoping for a BMHR hip resurfacing, but during the surgery the doctor found the damage to be too much and therefore did a full hip replacement using a delta motion device (Depuy). The surgery went well, and after a check-up 2 months later, the doctor cleared …
August 8, 2013
It’s one year today since my THR so just a quick one to say thanks to everyone who’s given me all the great advice so far. Even a year down the line its good to read about things like ‘start up’ pain and know its nothing to worry about. I went for some professional physio and keep up the strengthening and core exercises at home so the hip is feeling strong. Mr. Treacy told me he would give me a hip that would allow me to crawl around into awkward places for my work and he was true to his word. I’m learning to treat it with respect without being over cautious and its working well.
The only thing I’ve given up for good is playing squash, it’s just a personal choice not to put my joint through that amount of stress. I miss it but I …