I had a hip arthroscopy in May 2005. My hip started hurting about 6 months before, and got so bad that I could barely walk more than 3 blocks. An MRI showed torn labrum, and the doctor assumed I had OA along with it. A cortisone injection didn’t help, so he recommended the arthroscopic procedure. When he went in there, he found the tear which he fixed, but he also found what he called a divot, or groove, in my femur. I have no idea how it got there, nor did he. He did a microfracture procedure where he drilled … Read the Rest
Anterior Approach Hip Replacement at Saint John’s Health Center Helps Tom Watson Play Historic British OpenSANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Most avid golfers who have undergone hip replacement surgery consider themselves extremely fortunate to play 18 holes again. Three months after undergoing an anterior approach hip replacement at Saint John’s Health Center, Tom Watson returned to professional golf. Six months later, the 59-year-old finished tied for the lead in regulation play of the 2009 British Open. This unprecedented performance will stand as a singular milestone in professional sports. … Read the Rest
Health First and Wuesthoff have decided to ban smokers from their properties. That’s okay as long as they know their property ends at the sidewalk.
These types of policies could lead to the very real risk that valuable employees, including nurses who happen to smoke, will be lost by these two organizations.
These health care outfits will be better served to redirect their time, effort and money to curtail a dangerous threat to patients and staff members alike. The threat is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA.
In Jan. 2001, my wife underwent total hip replacement surgery at Holmes … Read the Rest
Recovering From Total Joint Replacement
By Jack Zeng 2014
Immediately after your total joint replacement surgery, you will be moved into a recovery room to be monitored for a couple of hours. After the anaesthesia has worn off and you are awake, you will then be moved to your ward where you will stay for the next few days. A typical stay in the hospital will be between 3 to 5 days depending on your progress. Before the effects of the anaesthesia have fully worn off, you should consume pain killers to prevent a sudden onset of unbearable pain. So … Read the Rest
Hip Stories about Total Hip Replacements
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- Larry Miller Bilateral Total Hip Replacement 2013
- Diane Wilson Bilateral Total Hip Replacement 2013
- Ed Tobachnik Total Hip Replacement at 90 Years Old with Dr. Cobelli 2014
- Dianne’s Total Hip Replacement with Dr. Hanson 2014
- Ann’s Total Hip Replacement 2013
- Ed Broadbent’s Total Hip Replacement 2013
- 12 Year Old Child with Fused Hip Receives THR
Staying off her feet is not really an option for ironworker Reggie Vanderpool, 51, of Melrose Park. As one of only 1,000 women across the country in this profession, Vanderpool’s job requires her to climb tall skyscrapers and carry as much as 100 pounds at any given time.
Unfortunately, a disease called avascular necrosis (AVN) has kept her out of work for the past four years. AVN is the lack of blood supply to the hip, which literally means that her hip bones were dying, causing extreme pain. She initially tried hip resurfacing but that didn’t completely resolve her … Read the Rest
Read Article Here Council Bluffs, IA 08/26/2015 – Pauline Kapoun, 60, had put off hip replacement surgery for years until the pain made walking and daily activities difficult. That was when she decided to see Dr. C. Kent Boese, an orthopedic surgeon with Miller Orthopedic Specialists, who performs a less invasive surgical technique for hip replacement called the Anterior Approach. This procedure helped Pauline, and other patients, recover sooner with less pain and fewer restrictions than traditional hip replacement surgery.… Read the Rest
I had avn in my left hip; when I started to consult surgeons I was told that I was not a candidate for resurfacing as the femur head had collapsed. I would have preferred to have a resurfacing. But I knew the extent of the damage from looking at my MRI and felt that the surgeons were correct.… Read the Rest
Ann Kluchar and her decision to have anterior hip replacement surgery. Published on Sep 23, 2013
Georgia Joint – The Story of Ann Kluchar
Steve Shaner suffered from intense joint pain in his hips that severely limited his lifestyle. He went to Dr. Derek Johnson of the West Michigan Holland Bone & Joint Center who performed one of the first bilateral anterior approach total hip replacement surgeries. Now, Steve Shaner has his active lifestyle back.