By http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Ed_Broadbent Ed Broadbent
I recently had a total hip arthroplasty or as it is more
commonly known total hip replacement.
I have decided to tell of my experiences as a patient in
order to help other potential patients make a decision
whether they should go ahead and have this particular
I am an active man over 65 years old who still works in the
outdoor profession of yacht chartering and, whenever
possible, I walk my dog regularly.
The pain in my right hip crept up on me gradually until I
asked my general practitioner to organise an x-ray. This
showed some deterioration and arthritis in that hip but he
advised me to take some mild anti-inflammatories and not to
go any further at that stage.
The naproxen that was prescribed kept the pain down but
gradually over time this increased until I decided that I