Ways to delay my hip replacement surg...

Ways to delay my hip replacement surgery?

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#1 Mar 31, 2006
Hi there, I am 35 years old and have been told by my doctor that osteoarthritis will force me to have hip replacement surgery (both hips) in 5 to 7 years. Just wondering if anyone had suggestions/successes on how to increase this time before surgery is needed. Also, for anyone going in for their 2nd H.R. surgery, about how long did the first replacement last? Thanks.

London, Canada

#3 Apr 14, 2006
Hi, I am 67 years old and scheduled for hip replacement surgery in May. I am scared at the prospect but have no other alternative. What exercises should I be doing to strengthen my hip muscles prior to surgery? Thanks

Hollywood, FL

#4 Apr 19, 2006
people with OA of the hip and knee often get viscosupplementation shots. when this is done for the hip, it is done using fluoroscopy. not necessary when have the shot for the knee. doctors use supartz or synvisc and for some this grants them a couple of years of wear and often, at least initially, without pain.

go to a physical therapist for your exercises. he/she will show you the most appropriate ones and you can do them on your own to remain a little more comfortable. also good to strengthen so that you'll have an easier rehab after your surgery.
good luck with your surgery, Merle. Where are you having it done?

Hollywood, FL

#5 Apr 25, 2006
I went to a physical therapist to be evaluated before my hip replacement surgery and get exercises that are appropriate to strengthen my muscles.

Tighten muscles on top of thighs by pushing knees down into floor surface. Hold 10 seconds and repeat 20 times. Do 1 or 2 sets per session and do 2-3 sessions a day.

You can sit and lie down for the above exercise and the one that follows as well.

Strengthening hip adduction - isometric
with ball or folded pillow between knees, squeeze knees together. hold for 10 seconds and repeat 20 times per set. Do 1-2 sets per session and 2-3 sessions per day.

This will help. Good luck.

San Marcos, CA

#7 Oct 13, 2006
Homeopathy is very effective in slowing down osteoarthritis and reducing the pain. My doctor is amazed that I can still walk and take only naprosyn for pain. I am still getting a BHR (birmingham hip). Look for a Homeopath in your area.
Sarah UK

Poulton, UK

#8 Oct 14, 2006
Jason wrote:
Hi there, I am 35 years old and have been told by my doctor that osteoarthritis will force me to have hip replacement surgery (both hips) in 5 to 7 years. Just wondering if anyone had suggestions/successes on how to increase this time before surgery is needed. Also, for anyone going in for their 2nd H.R. surgery, about how long did the first replacement last? Thanks.
I had my first hip replacement at 22 and it lasted 14.5 years. I was very active though. I'm 3.5 years into my new one and hoping it will last 15+. I'm a bit more sensible this time! I think extending the time before surgery is a very personal choice. From reading the comments on this forum a lot of people seem to regard THRs as a last resort. Idiotic as it might sound, I embraced mine... after three years of pain it was too tempting to refuse! There might be consequences to that decision later, but I'll deal with them as and when! Good luck Jason.

London, UK

#9 Oct 14, 2006
I couldn't agree more with Sarah UK, I had my THR on my right side last September and had the second one done on my left side 4weeks ago, I’m 45 years old and I must say it has giving me an absolute new lease of life, I was told to wait until later on in life, but I was in so much pain that I didn’t even consider this, the way I see it is, I would much rather have my life now and enjoy doing things with my kids than waiting till I’m much older when my kids would have left home! Besides I’m hopeful by the time I need revision it will be much easier to do and new prosthetic joints will last much longer than they do today.

San Jose, CA

#11 Sep 26, 2011
People suffering from osteoarthritis will eventually undergo hip replacement to manage hip pain. You can visit a physical therapist to have strengthening exercises that will help you pre- and post-operatively. I do hope your surgery will be successful and give you results that you expect. I have read on http://www.hiprecalllaw.com that patients who had DePuy ASR hip are experiencing complications shortly after their surgery. They are now filing legal complaints against DePuy Orthopedics Inc.

Chicago, IL

#15 Nov 24, 2011
Osteoarthritis is believed to cause hip pains however if this pains is tolerable, you can delay the hip replacements such dePuy pinnacle hip replacement which has received several pinnacle replacement lawsuit. There are ways that you can do to prevent it from worsening by consulting your orthopedic about other alternatives. Visit http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/ for more facts!
mae Ann

Chicago, IL

#16 Nov 28, 2011
Considering all the things that I've read from this website http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com , I'm not surprised that you would want to delay your hip replacement surgery, I would too if it were me. Anyways, I suppose one thing to do that would be to prevent osteoarthritis. Here are some tips I've lifted from the about.com of how do that:

1. Maintain your ideal body weight.
2. Exercise regularly and participate in regular physical activity.
3. Protect your joints.
4. Avoid repetitive stress on the joints.
5. Listen to your pain.
6. Avoid injury to joints.

Jacksonville, FL

#17 May 27, 2013
Hip replacement surgery is one of the most commonly used for patients having hip joint problems but hip replacement system has been associated with side effects and complications and was suffering from it just like what I had read on www.rotlaw.com/hip-replacement-lawsuits . I understand why you delayed the operation and think it over and over again. Data research can also help for your surgery so that you will know what are the possible things may happen.

Arlington Heights, IL

#18 May 29, 2013
You as a patient has the discretion to delay your surgery, doctors can only make recommendations. So its up to your tolerance on until when can you manage the problem and the effects that goes along with it. But the reason that your doctor may have recommended this kind of treatment probably because he/she is looking at the extent of your condition. I think the information that you need to know is what would be the risks if you extend or delay a hip replacement. You must know that delaying may increase the risk of deterioration of joint tissue and creating joint diseases. And once arthritis progresses, the diseases joint will also be scraped resulting to further complications. See: www.hipreplacementlawsuitcenter.com

New York, NY

#19 May 29, 2013
I think it is important for you to have yourself and your problem be evaluated by a certified doctor/surgeon/physical therapist. The reason for every patient to go for a hip replacement surgery is to find relief from their hip problems. Wanting to delay may mean that pain is still manageable. However arthritis is not to be taken lightly, it progress in time. Once it progress, the diseased joint will also deteriorate causing complications. See the DePuy Recall News Center site.

San Jose, CA

#20 Jun 4, 2013
Oftentimes doctors recommend THR to patients who have osteoarthritis but its still your decision whether or not to go for it or stall. If you choose to delay the surgery, there are some ways that you can do to postpone the procedure. First hire a physical therapist and discuss with them possible ways on how to lessen pain and bring back regular movements. As much as possible, lookout for injuries, watch out for accidents, they say injuries cant be controlled but maybe avoided. Stretching helps.Lose weight. Do more than just exercise, combine it with proper diet. You may want to read this article for more tips http://www.slideshare.net/strykerhiprecall/de... . See also: http://businesspr.eu/news;depuy-hip-recall-la...

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