exhaustgases wrote:I got a family member that had both hips shred they were not on a recall, the person has major infection everywhere, and is barely alive.
My dad died a few months after a hip replacement from blood clot problems. Personally I say live with the bad hip, you could end up losing the whole leg or worse.
Its almost to the point of body regeneration now so I'd wait.
Some things to consider.
Have the hip replacement performed at big city major orthopedic hospital. Outcomes are significantly better.
The anti infection protocol is well established. Lots of pre-op prep, but well worth it!
The reason these hospitals/surgeons have you on wafarin (blood thinners) is to prevent blood clots.
No way I would want to live with a bad hip and that poor quality of life.
I'm very fortunate to resIde within an hour of one of the best orthopedic hospitals in the country (New England Baptist Hospital) and have one of the best innovative surgeons there is (Dr. Stephen Murphy)
My quality of life improved greatly and I'm very glad to have a good, very functional and pain free hip!
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