Anterior hip replacement by Dr. Andre...
tim

Chicago, IL

#22 Dec 15, 2011
Post hip-replacement patients have reportedly experienced device-related complications and filed legal complaints against the manufacturer of the device. DePuy Orthopedics has issued a voluntary recall on its ASR hip system in August 2010 and has contracted Broadspire Services to manage the complaints against the company. The ASR hip system is a metal-on-metal hip implant which uses the cobalt-chrome alloy. http://www.hiprecalllaw.com/symptoms/
Deborah Goore

Palm Desert, CA

#23 Jun 20, 2012
Dr. Yun is a competent surgeon but his assistant or resident sewed me up and I am now left with 3 terrible wounds that will not heal and a leg i cannot stand on since it is inflamed and swollen. It is 3 weeks after the operation and i am more handicapped than i was before the replacement. I found him to have a non-compassionate manner and
totally uninterested in my pain.
Deborah Goore

Palm Desert, CA

#24 Jun 20, 2012
Dr.Yun is a competent surgeon but whoever sewed me up (a resident or an assistant) left me with 3 horrible wounds that will not heal.I cannot put any weight on my leg since it is inflamed and swollen. I am more handicapped than i was before my replacement. I found him to be non-compassionate and totally uninterested in my pain.
Terry

Chicago, IL

#26 Sep 17, 2012
Unfortunately, I haven't seen him but I read about him and has done a lot of successful operation though especially on the revision of the hip replacement. check www.depuyhiprecallcenter.com for more related information.
Louise

Redondo Beach, CA

#27 Jan 22, 2013
I had a hip replacement in 2005 by Dr. Dorr who was excellent but not the anterior replacement. I went to gym doing yoga snd strp class. I played tennis for awhile and rodey bike I've been excellent up until a few months my hip started to ache. I've heard from other patients similar experience. Since its been 7 years I'm assuming this is common. I looked through my medical records to see if i have a recalled part but found nothing. Any thoughts or similar issues out there?
Flower

Tujunga, CA

#28 Jan 26, 2013
benniebegood wrote:
Dr Yun doesn't do knee surgery. He is a hip specialst.
Dr Yun IS a stellar knee surgeon and caring specialist. I was one of his patients recently.
Flower

Tujunga, CA

#29 Jan 26, 2013
Judy in Los Angeles wrote:
Anybody out there have any experience with this surgeon? Thanks
OUTSTANDING.
He is talented, caring and successful with my knee replacement! I strongly suggest you go to him.
JRH

Los Angeles, CA

#30 Jan 12, 2014
I have not been able to walk without a tremendous amount of pain since my hip replacement two years ago by Dr. Yun. I was in agony for the 4 days in the hospital. Dr. Yun didn't come to see me until the last day. He came so highly recommended but for me the whole experience has been a nightmare. I saw him a few times since the surgery and he claims all is well. I have lost my life as I knew it. I can barely function. Hospital recommended a physical therapist which exasperated the pain and after several treatments I was told I wasn't supposed to have physical therapy by Dr. Yun's associatrs. Be careful.
Jeff

Hagatna, Guam

#31 Feb 20, 2014
I am researching who to go to for my hip replacement.Dr.Yun comes highly recomended by a friend who traveled from here (Guam) and praised his hip replacement on her.
The metal on metal lawsuits concern me.
Any other hip surgeons readers may suggest would be greatly appreciated.
joy

Santa Monica, CA

#32 Apr 14, 2014
Yun came highly recommended and I kept his name 6 months before I called for appt. My major issue was GROIN pain in right side of body.... I do have OA in lots of my body and FM too so was really worried about a traumatic surgery...and it is a major trauma.

I had an anterior hip in Oct 2010 by Yun....from what I gather he is tops, trained by Dr. Matta.

The first 5 months went very well re: hip...lower back was and still is major issue.....in 5th month things went downhill for me. The surgery side of my body appears to be a couple inches shorter than left side....BUT I don't have GROIN pain.

I walk much less and thru all this my right knee is WORSE as is foot and ankle.

To this date, I deal with numbness, soreness and sometimes burning at the thigh area....I also ended up with IT band damage down right side of thigh....

Why all this misery, blame Yun or just how things for me unfolded. I've talked to some who had great experiences and some not so great with Yun.

I want NO MORE surgeries and will do all to not...I'm soon 76 and it will be 4 yrs since replacement.

I plan to do Prolotherapy in my right knee very soon..and Yun is hip and knee surgeon..

My experience at St. Johns was HORRIBLE and I made it known on my exit review....food was awful...I was in St. Johns in the 80's and a totally better experience.....the aids came in loaded with perfume as did the food servers, one night HEAT came in thru vent and I almost thought I'd expire....ringing for help at 2AM or so......

Anyway, thought I'd share my NOT great experience....but again Yun is supposed to be one of the best...all our bodies are different and our outcomes ..... who knows until it's all over.

Some times I've wanted my old pain back. Anyway, FWIW.....
joy

Santa Monica, CA

#33 Jul 27, 2014
I just posted my Yelp review on Dr. Yun and my surgery outcome....

Yes, I have too much anger but my life is NOT what I had hoped for when I elected this surgery.
Sadie Lee

Vero Beach, FL

#34 Jul 27, 2014
joy wrote:
I just posted my Yelp review on Dr. Yun and my surgery outcome....
Yes, I have too much anger but my life is NOT what I had hoped for when I elected this surgery.
well as far as I'm concerned your allowed to be angry. I totally understand I'm there too. I feel betrayed really. Good luck with your situation.
RLH Hartford

Trumbull, CT

#35 Jul 27, 2014
I read the Dr. Yun Yelp reviews. All but 3 or 4 are 5 stars. The complaints seem to be about his bedside manner. I'll bet those are women who wanted hand holding and socializing. Most of the other people valued the results at 5 stars. One or two of the complainers were hung up on his Ivy League education. Maybe they got rejected by all the Ivy league schools and have a chip on their shoulders. Besides that, Dr. Yun went to Stanford medical school. Stanford is not an Ivy League school.
joy

Santa Monica, CA

#36 Jul 27, 2014
I was turned off by Dr. Yun on my 1st visit, but I didn't let that stop me from his work as he came highly recommended...

He is NOT a hand holder, right to the point, and some of the hospital personnel called him the "little prince"....

But, I ended up being one of his anterior patients with the Nerve Damage.....

Read the pros and cons post and the Holy Cross comments on 2 approaches.... The MD who runs the Holy Cross blog says he has pretty much stopped the anterior replacements....

I know SO MUCH more now since reading the Holy Cross site and blog.

It's NOT in my head what I've been thru with this anterior job....
Sadie Lee

Vero Beach, FL

#37 Jul 27, 2014
RLH Hartford wrote:
I read the Dr. Yun Yelp reviews. All but 3 or 4 are 5 stars. The complaints seem to be about his bedside manner. I'll bet those are women who wanted hand holding and socializing. Most of the other people valued the results at 5 stars. One or two of the complainers were hung up on his Ivy League education. Maybe they got rejected by all the Ivy league schools and have a chip on their shoulders. Besides that, Dr. Yun went to Stanford medical school. Stanford is not an Ivy League school.
Don't know this doctor and not angry with my surgeon I'm angry because I went from skydiving etc a very active life to no life. It's the MOM I'm upset with. So no matter how much hand holding it won't change my issues from this and being caulded is not my cup of tea. Straight forward to the point and systematic. It was great concept but it is having a lot more disadvantages now than advantages. Those of us that recieved this joint were elated about the concept of 20 years with a normal life. I don't know it really isn't one person's fault it just didn't turn out great. After all the advancement in medicine means experimenting and taking chances on new procedures.
joy

Santa Monica, CA

#38 Jul 27, 2014
There are not that many Yelp reviews on Dr. Yun and he does mega hip replacements in this city.

True, don't see negative results like my outcome, but some were just turned off by his non bedside manner....and didn't choose him for their surgery.
JRH

Los Angeles, CA

#39 Jul 27, 2014
Sadie Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Don't know this doctor and not angry with my surgeon I'm angry because I went from skydiving etc a very active life to no life. It's the MOM I'm upset with. So no matter how much hand holding it won't change my issues from this and being caulded is not my cup of tea. Straight forward to the point and systematic. It was great concept but it is having a lot more disadvantages now than advantages. Those of us that recieved this joint were elated about the concept of 20 years with a normal life. I don't know it really isn't one person's fault it just didn't turn out great. After all the advancement in medicine means experimenting and taking chances on new procedures.
Three years later I am crippled because of the surgery. Not looking for hand holding. Just competence.
joy

Santa Monica, CA

#40 Jul 27, 2014
JRH, I see you had posted earlier about your surgery....I guess there are 2 of us with not great results...

I guess I could say I'm rather crippled, use no cane etc. but don't walk much and only when I need to go places.....I'm 4 yrs post op in Oct.

My whole thigh front and side are a mass of numbness....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
and side of thigh burns often, this is the IT band damage stuff...
joy

Santa Monica, CA

#41 Apr 3, 2015
Anyone else with this surgeon's work. I'm headed into 5 yrs post op and still a mess...

Femoral Nerve Damage (thigh is all numb)
IT Band Damage (sore and stiff)

Shorter Leg
Messy Knee due to shorter leg
Messy foot/ankle due to messy knee

A big mess....
Pat

New York, NY

#42 Apr 4, 2015
RLH Hartford wrote:
I read the Dr. Yun Yelp reviews. All but 3 or 4 are 5 stars. The complaints seem to be about his bedside manner. I'll bet those are women who wanted hand holding and socializing. Most of the other people valued the results at 5 stars. One or two of the complainers were hung up on his Ivy League education. Maybe they got rejected by all the Ivy league schools and have a chip on their shoulders. Besides that, Dr. Yun went to Stanford medical school. Stanford is not an Ivy League school.
Wanted to respond to your psycho-babble-analysis of why you think complaints about a surgeon's lack of bedside manner translates to "women who wanted hand holding and socializing." Rolling my eyes. For many of us, a good "bedside manner" from a surgeon means the surgeon will COMMUNICATE well with the patient and be open to hearing questions and comments by the patients about the surgery and the surgery outcome. When a surgeon has brusque manner with a patient during the consultation, that often means he will not tolerate any questions or discussions about issues that might arise after the surgery.

So, no, it's not about "hand holding and socializing." It's about COMMUNICATION and wanting to feel you will be heard by the surgeon post-op and that your questions and concerns will be addressed.

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