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Hip Surgery Flip: Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

There are 6 comments on the WTVF Nashville story from Feb 20, 2013, titled Hip Surgery Flip: Direct Anterior Hip Replacement. In it, WTVF Nashville reports that:

There were more than 300,000 total hip replacements in 2010; that's up 135,000 compared to just ten years earlier.

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Allentown, PA

#1 Feb 21, 2013
Is it normal for my calf to still be bruised and tender 2 1/2 weeks after anterior hip replacement?

Kansas City, MO

#2 Mar 3, 2013
An anterior hip approach is welcomed by many as safer as and more convenient than the traditional approach. I just hope it will continue that way and it will not have the same complications from metal-type hip implants. Lately, reports show that complications arise from total hip replacements which are considered serious. You may like to search stryker rejuvenate recall to find additional info about the complications that you may possibly get from a hip replacement surgery.
Eliza Winestock

San Jose, CA

#3 Mar 4, 2013
I strongly suggest you keep the communication line open with your surgeon Joan. I am way too old to be precise but one thing is certain: Let the professionals handle us.

Well for one I have gone through many sites that have helped me. rotlaw.com is one. Their info has helped me assess my own problems.

I have had double hip replacement and utilized DePuy Pinnacle. Like most,I got duped by the device.

Hope this helps.

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Mar 9, 2013
Better inform your doctor about this development. While the pain you described is not normally one of the post-surgery complications, it is best to be sure. The earlier it is attended to the better it is for you.

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Mar 15, 2013
It would be best if you discuss this with your performing surgeon at the soonest possible time just to be on the safe side. You may also try to consult a general practitioner (who has your complete medical history) for some professional advice. I also found a few online resources, including this blog http://williamdavis101.wordpress.com/2011/12/... , that may give you more information about hip conditions, and hip replacement.

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Mar 18, 2013
The anterior method is supposed to make it easier for the patient to recover than the other types of surgery. Even with this, possibility of complications will always be there. If you have not informed your doctor, now is the best time to do while it is still early. There might be some complications. If you were implanted with metal implants such as the DePuy ASR hip replacement systems, then the more reason to check with the doctor in light of the very high failure rates of these products. You may want to learn about this complications and lawsuits by checkig sites such ashttp://news.yahoo.com/four-c auses-action-dismissed-califor nia-depuy-asr-hip-215625288.ht ml .

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