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Dee

Great Neck, NY

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#612
Sep 17, 2010
 
Gohar wrote:
Hi,
About Oxford and its coverage for Dr. Burak: our plan in Oxford (Liberty) does not cover any out of network doctors, so the billing office (very helpful man with great attitude) told me that even though their hospital is participating with Oxford, it will depend of Oxford to decide if they will cover the hospital bill or not. Dr. Burak's charges would not be paid by Oxford (he said it is $4.000).
So, I am scheduled for appointment with Dr. Davidovitch, who is covered by my plan, and am very hopeful that I can be operated using this approach.
Can anyone give me updates on their experience with Dr. Davidovitch please?
Many thanks!
I am 2 weeks post surgery at NYJoint Diseases anterior approach using the Hana Table with Dr. Roy Davidovitch. AMAZING is all I can say. Surgery was 1 1/2 hrs. I was walking on a walker in recovery room!! Went home in 3 days. Walked out of the hospital with a walker-2 days later just a cane, now nothing. It is a miracle. I was so afraid and waited WAY too long. This is the only way to have a total hip replacement in my opinion. Dr D(we now call him Dr Delicious)is beyond great, hospital was good, everything was really good. I have no pain at all. Just a little numb on the side. I drove today(2 weeks) got my staples out today as well. I couldn't be more pleased
Mary

Milford, OH

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#613
Sep 18, 2010
 
The Hana table is made by ProFX. My left anterior total hip replacement was on Tuesday Sept 14th. Dr. Lim (Cincinnati Bone and Joint Institute) did my surgery at Christ Hospital. I returned home on Thursday. No Restrictions. I NEVER experienced any pain. The only discomfort I had was some muscle soreness from the retraction of the muscles. I only took one pain pill because the nurse suggested it was a good idea before physical therapy. They show you how to get in and out of a car and to use a walker.(getting in the car was not difficult and 4 days out I find I'm not using my walker much)Because I'm 80 yrs old Dr. Lim thought I should let my body rest a while before getting my right hip done. I am eager to do so and plan to do so in November. Dr. Lim is very personable and compassionate. I recommend that any one in the Cincinnati area who is suffering from hip pain not be afraid to have it repaired by the anterior method. I am willing to answer any questions about the experience . DON'T BE AFRAID!!
Arlene

Bayside, NY

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#614
Sep 18, 2010
 
I just scheduled a hip replacement using the anterior approach with a Dr Michael Alexiades from the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Has any one ever used Dr Alexiades? Any feed back would be appreciated.
Fluffy

Waconia, MN

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#615
Sep 18, 2010
 
I am going to get to have my anterior hip replacement surgery Friday 9.24.10 and after reading the comments here I have very few fears and I just can't hardly wait. Has any one had their surgery done at Wesley Hospital in Wichita, KS? I don't know if Wesley has the special table or not.
David

Central, SC

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#616
Sep 18, 2010
 
bruny10467 wrote:
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I don't know if anyone has had the anterolateral procedure in this group. That was the only choice I was given at NY Hospital for Special Surgery but I prefered the anterior approach. It is less invasive, you recuperate faster, no muscles or tendons are cut and there is minimal to no pain after the surgery. I think your husband should reconsider and try to find a doctor that does the anterior approach and uses the hanna table. Just my humble opinion, as I'm sure others in this group will agree with me.
Yes I had it. Surgery at 10:am Walked at 5:30 pm no weight rest, Was out of hospital at 11:00am the next day. crutches for two days cane for 3. Have not looked back since. I am to have my other hip done in the next few weeks. My opinion of all this is find the best surgen you can. No less than 500 hips a year. I think you will do fine. Try to do PT as much as you can before surgery,no matter how much it hurts you will heal faster. good luck!
jan

Great Neck, NY

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#617
Sep 18, 2010
 
Arlene wrote:
I just scheduled a hip replacement using the anterior approach with a Dr Michael Alexiades from the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Has any one ever used Dr Alexiades? Any feed back would be appreciated.
I know 2 people that recently used him and both are having problems. I would not use him.
Jim

Jacksonville, FL

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#619
Sep 19, 2010
 
David, Seneca, SC,
who was your surgeon?
David

Central, SC

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#620
Sep 19, 2010
 
Jim wrote:
David, Seneca, SC,
who was your surgeon?
Dr. Brian Burnikel
Jan

Great Neck, NY

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#621
Sep 19, 2010
 
Arlene wrote:
I just scheduled a hip replacement using the anterior approach with a Dr Michael Alexiades from the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Has any one ever used Dr Alexiades? Any feed back would be appreciated.
He does not use the Hana table. I have 2 friends who used him and both are having problems. If I were you I would not use him.
Gohar

Howard Beach, NY

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#623
Sep 19, 2010
 
Jan, do you know what problems do your friends have after the operation with Dr. Michael Alexiades?

Also, I still have not heard of anybody going with Dr. Lamont, whereas he seems to be one of the bests out there and his office told me he only uses anterior approach... any one knows anything about him?

Many thanks!
Marcia Palod Park IL

Franklin Park, IL

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#624
Sep 20, 2010
 
Thought I'd add this to the discussion about the anterior approach without the Hana table. The mother of one of my students had it done that way somewhere in Alabama, and her femur broke the next day the first time she used her walker. I realize it's possible that this had nothing to do with the fact that he didn't use the Hana table, but, who knows? Newhipnews.com did have a surgeon in her area who used the table, but she already knew the "table-less" surgeon and "liked" him. My research indicated that one of the benefits of the table is that it's much easier to get both legs the same length with the table. One of my students was left with legs of differing lengths after her lateral hip replacement: In order to avoid limping, she has to wear a lift in one shoe.
AnnteriorHipOver AYearAgo

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#625
Sep 20, 2010
 
I had my THR just over a year ago by very experienced surgeon. The Hana table was used. I'm having more pain now than I was having 6 month's ago. I also still have inflammation and it hasn't healed all the way. I don't have much pain when I'm walking but there is discomfort. When I sit down or lay down to go to bed there is pain and it throbs.

If anyone still has this problem can you share your experience with me? I would appreciate it.

Another thing people should be aware of is that "DePuy Parts" were used in my THR and now some DePuy hip replacement part's are being recalled. If you don't know what brand or part was used in your's then call your Surgeon's/Doctor's office and get the model number and name of your part.
DePuy has a 24 hour hotline that you can call and they can tell you if your part is on the recall list. The 24 hotline number is 1-866-875-2262.

Good Luck
Kristina

United States

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#626
Sep 20, 2010
 
AnnteriorHipOverAYearAgo wrote:
I had my THR just over a year ago by very experienced surgeon. The Hana table was used. I'm having more pain now than I was having 6 month's ago. I also still have inflammation and it hasn't healed all the way. I don't have much pain when I'm walking but there is discomfort. When I sit down or lay down to go to bed there is pain and it throbs
I had my hip replaced 5 months ago,anterior approach with the hana table. I have the depuy corail hip, it hasn't been recalled. I just recently started experiencing a dull pain when sitting/laying down. I'm seeing my doctor tomorrow. I'm hoping its nothing major, maybe I just need more physical therapy.
Mary

Milford, OH

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#627
Sep 20, 2010
 
Has anyone out there had a problem with anterior THR Hana surgery where the operated leg is longer than the other one?? Does this lessen as the prosthesis sinks in or what? I am one week post op tomorrow and walking without a cane but find it uncomfortable to walk with the up and down of differing leg lengths.
bruny10467

Edison, NJ

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#628
Sep 20, 2010
 
I suggest that if you want to find out what type of surgery any orthopedic surgeon does, call their office and ask straight out. That's what I did. You can also ask them how many hip replacements they have done.

Gohar, is this the doctor you're looking for: Dr. Justin LaMont Orthopedic Surgeon 530 1st Ave New York, NY 10016? You can google him and get his office number on the web.
AnnteriorHipOver AYearAgo

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Sep 20, 2010
 
Kristina wrote:
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I had my hip replaced 5 months ago,anterior approach with the hana table. I have the depuy corail hip, it hasn't been recalled. I just recently started experiencing a dull pain when sitting/laying down. I'm seeing my doctor tomorrow. I'm hoping its nothing major, maybe I just need more physical therapy.
Kristina,
Mine started just like yours just have 6 months. Sometimes is a dull ache and sometimes it's a throbbing pain and even goes between my groin and knee. Now it's starting to hurt when I'm on it more than usual or going up and down the stairs. My surgeon did x-rays last month and said all was ok. I didn't have but two weeks of light PT when I came home even though I never needed a walker or cane. I'm going to start more intense PT in a couple of weeks.
The pain got worse after I was on it a lot this summer. I have the DePuy gribtion with the corail stem also.
Good luck with your appointment tomorrow.
Kristina

Austin, TX

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Sep 20, 2010
 
AnnteriorHipOver AYearAgo wrote:
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Kristina,
Mine started just like yours just have 6 months. Sometimes is a dull ache and sometimes it's a throbbing pain and even goes between my groin and knee. Now it's starting to hurt when I'm on it more than usual or going up and down the stairs. My surgeon did x-rays last month and said all was ok. I didn't have but two weeks of light PT when I came home even though I never needed a walker or cane. I'm going to start more intense PT in a couple of weeks.
The pain got worse after I was on it a lot this summer. I have the DePuy gribtion with the corail stem also.
Good luck with your appointment tomorrow.
Oh wow, now I'm really nervous. I was like you, only 2 weeks of therapy and was walking without aid very soon. I've been very active since my surgery,my job entails alot of physical activity. After surgery my groin muscle was super weak. Maybe I should have continued working on strenthening it. I've been told it's one of the weaker leg muscles because it doesn't get used as much. If you want to talk more my email is: slowleak@hotmail.com I hope your situation improves.
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Sep 20, 2010
 
Kristina wrote:
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Oh wow, now I'm really nervous. I was like you, only 2 weeks of therapy and was walking without aid very soon. I've been very active since my surgery,my job entails alot of physical activity. After surgery my groin muscle was super weak. Maybe I should have continued working on strenthening it. I've been told it's one of the weaker leg muscles because it doesn't get used as much. If you want to talk more my email is: slowleak@hotmail.com I hope your situation improves.
Hi Kristina,
I just sent you an e-mail with Anterior Hip Replacement in the subject line in cap's.
Gohar

Howard Beach, NY

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#632
Sep 21, 2010
 
bruny10467 wrote:
I suggest that if you want to find out what type of surgery any orthopedic surgeon does, call their office and ask straight out. That's what I did. You can also ask them how many hip replacements they have done.
Gohar, is this the doctor you're looking for: Dr. Justin LaMont Orthopedic Surgeon 530 1st Ave New York, NY 10016? You can google him and get his office number on the web.
Hi Bruny, I was asking for references, I got his contact info. Thanks in any case!
Gohar

Howard Beach, NY

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#633
Sep 21, 2010
 
I want to post an update on my case since it might interest/help others:

I went to see the doctor at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the one I liked most after I spoke to three different doctors at the same hospital last year, and he convinced me that in my case anterior approach would not do a good job at all. I was born with a dislocated hip and the hip socket, as a result of it, is not properly formed, nor is the femur and its neck. I do not have a severe dysplasia, in fact up until now, I am 40, and before I got pregnant with my first child around 3 years ago, I did not have much problems (I did do regular stretching and elasticity exercises though).

My doctor said, that after 6 weeks of operation I will feel pretty much the same as any patient with anterior approach.

Hope this will be helpful for anybody who has a similar case.

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