My Anterior Hip Replacement Experience
Angela M

Taylorsville, KY

#876 Feb 18, 2011
Kristy,

I hope the medication brings you some relief! I forgot to mention that swimming helped my pain. Especially getting in the deep end of the warm water pool at the Y and just stretching and rotating my legs. Good luck! I'm sorry that you are hurting!
Kristy wrote:
Diane it had to be lengthened abit, not extreme tho. I can tell that the operated leg is now abit longer. I know that you can have nerve problems due to the lengthening.
Angela, I went to my doc yesterday. Weird thing is he has never seen the nerve pain where I have it. It is down the inside of my operated leg all the way to my ankle. Yours seemed to be on the outside which is where he typically see's it. He explained that there is no actually nerve down the inside, just feeder nerves. I did take a medrol dose pack (steroid) a couple of weeks ago. He ended up putting me on prednasone and neurontin. I will take the pred. for a longer time period. I so thankful that you shared your story with me. It is hard to read how well everyone has done and then me to have all these complications. I hate to see how Kate experienced problems too, but it does make you feel more normal. Thanks to all!!!
Susie

Smithfield, VA

#877 Feb 18, 2011
Helen wrote:
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Hi Susie,
I went for my new pains and I have no idea what is wrong and left w/o a diagnosis.
You can e-mail me at [email protected] and I'll e-mail you back from the address I usually use. I'll put my name in the subject line.
Helen
Hi Helen,
Sorry to hear you couldn't find out more at your appointment. Are you scheduled to go back any time soon? Will keep in touch by email. Good luck!
Susie
Dennis Emory

Santa Barbara, CA

#878 Feb 19, 2011
How do I choose between Dr. Matta and Dr.Penenberg?
bruny10467

New York, NY

#879 Feb 22, 2011
Dennis Emory wrote:
How do I choose between Dr. Matta and Dr.Penenberg?
Google their patient reviews.
Diane

Bronx, NY

#880 Feb 23, 2011
Monica,
Please be sure to post back on this board after your surgery with Dr. Kenneth McCulloch. I am really interested to see how it went. Thank you and good luck!
monica

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#881 Feb 24, 2011
Dina,
I will keep you all posted. Did you schedule your surgery?
monica

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#882 Feb 24, 2011
Kate,
Are you feeling any better?
Lorraine

Liverpool, Australia

#883 Feb 26, 2011
My Ortho has suggested bilateral anterior hips replacements Has anyone else had this experience? I would appreciate any comments or thoughts. Thanks you.
Angela M

Shelbyville, KY

#884 Feb 27, 2011
Hi, Lorraine,
I had both hips replaced using the anterior method in 2009. I wanted to have them done at the same time, but my surgeon said my particular situation was far too complex. I would have to be under for far tooling and there would be too much blood loss. So, i had my surgeries three months apart

However, if your situation is conducive to a bilateral replacement at the same time, I would go for it! Trying to recover the new hip
Lorraine wrote:
My Ortho has suggested bilateral anterior hips replacements Has anyone else had this experience? I would appreciate any comments or thoughts. Thanks you.
Angela M

Shelbyville, KY

#885 Feb 27, 2011
Lorraine wrote:
My Ortho has suggested bilateral anterior hips replacements Has anyone else had this experience? I would appreciate any comments or thoughts. Thanks you.
I was trying to say, "trying to recover the new hip on the remaining bad hip was no piece of cake, especially since my first leg was also lengthened and I limped in the opposite direction. This messed with my balance, back and nerves. I also had an infant and a 6 year old to take care of. So, those couple of months were very, very hard. That being said, I'm so glad that I did it! Love my new hips! I'm relatively pain free and can do whatever I want! Good luck to you!"
Angela M

Shelbyville, KY

#886 Feb 27, 2011
Kristy,

How are you doing? Any better.
Kristy wrote:
Diane it had to be lengthened abit, not extreme tho. I can tell that the operated leg is now abit longer. I know that you can have nerve problems due to the lengthening.
Angela, I went to my doc yesterday. Weird thing is he has never seen the nerve pain where I have it. It is down the inside of my operated leg all the way to my ankle. Yours seemed to be on the outside which is where he typically see's it. He explained that there is no actually nerve down the inside, just feeder nerves. I did take a medrol dose pack (steroid) a couple of weeks ago. He ended up putting me on prednasone and neurontin. I will take the pred. for a longer time period. I so thankful that you shared your story with me. It is hard to read how well everyone has done and then me to have all these complications. I hate to see how Kate experienced problems too, but it does make you feel more normal. Thanks to all!!!
RonBonC

Branson, MO

#887 Feb 28, 2011
I haven't been on here for a long time.
It will be a year March 10th since my hip replacement and I'm doing so well I'm amazed.
I saw Dr. Walz today and he was pleased with my progress. I told him I would put an update on here. I still highly recommend him. He doesn't need to see me for 2 years. I may need the other one done before then. We'll see.

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#888 Feb 28, 2011
Hello,

I wanted to check with all of you concerning the DuPuy ASR hip recall. I am here to assist if anyone has the hip recall, therefore please email in order to protect your rights!

Sincerely,

Barb~
[email protected]
Leaning Tower of Lisa

Scottsdale, AZ

#889 Mar 1, 2011
barb2000 wrote:
Hello,
I wanted to check with all of you concerning the DuPuy ASR hip recall. I am here to assist if anyone has the hip recall, therefore please email in order to protect your rights!
Sincerely,
Barb~
[email protected]
Barb,
This is a great forum for patients to support each other and personally I think trolling for business on here is the height of tackiness. Shame on you.
Bob - NY

Buffalo, NY

#890 Mar 1, 2011
Leaning Tower of Lisa wrote:
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Barb,
This is a great forum for patients to support each other and personally I think trolling for business on here is the height of tackiness. Shame on you.
I thought it and you wrote it. Good job Barb!
Bob - NY

Buffalo, NY

#891 Mar 1, 2011
Leaning Tower of Lisa wrote:
<quoted text>
Barb,
This is a great forum for patients to support each other and personally I think trolling for business on here is the height of tackiness. Shame on you.
Sorry! I meant good job Lisa!
Harmony

Winter Haven, FL

#892 Mar 1, 2011
The amount of money these companies make is just crazy. They should provide better products! These go inside peoples bodies...

The FDA reported that companies such as Johnson and Johnson / subsidary of DePuy Orthopedics and others have issued a voluntary recall of it's hip replacement systems.

If you have had a hip re
placement you are most likely eligible for large compensation.

Here is a great resource to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Go Here:
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My grandmas hip has never been the same since her surgery!=(
Kristy

Cincinnati, OH

#893 Mar 1, 2011
Angela, responded a couple of days ago, not sure why it didn't post. I went to Dr. today. Just very frustrating. The nerve damage is still the same. The hip is good and healing accordingly. Dr. just has no bedside manner and not really wanting to deal with any issues other than the hip....even though he is the cause of them! Still on the medicines and they do make the day to day living ok, just wish the nerve issues would go away! Hopefully in time they will! The neurontin seems to help along with the pain pills. Thanks for asking, hopefully I will have good news to report soon! Kristy
Farmer Gal

United States

#894 Mar 2, 2011
Hello. Two questions--
**Has anyone had difficulty with cobalt allergy and hip replacement?
**Is there a highly recommended doctor in SE Michigan who performs the anterior method of hip replacement? I am having trouble finding someone in our area.
Thanks
Tom - Helena Montana

United States

#895 Mar 2, 2011
I am scheduled for the anterior hip replacement in Colorado Springs, Co. on 4/19/11 with Dr. Steven Myers. I could not find a Dr. here in Montana that does the anterior surgery who is covered by my insurance PPO. Due to the need to travel I am considering having both hips done at the same time. I would appreciate comments from anyone else who has had a dual hip replacement on the same day. Am I biting off more than I can chew? I am 60 years old and am in good shape physically except for the hips. Also has anyone on the blog been a patient of Dr. Myers in Colo. Springs who would share your experience?

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