My Anterior Hip Replacement Experience
Adriana

Atlanta, GA

#963 Apr 23, 2011
I spent some time Googling Superpath and could not find the names of the 5 surgeons that do this procedure. Do you have a link?

I'm scheduled for anterior surgery on June 8 in Atlanta with Dr. Bradbury of Emory Orthopedics.
Anonymous

Hattiesburg, MS

#966 Apr 25, 2011
Had anterior this month at the Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Ms. It took a long time to get the info to make this decision. I thought I would have to go out-of-state but, fortunately, we have this cutting edge procedure right here at home. So far so good! Dr. Pickering uses the Hana table and I was released to go home in three days.
Mom of Prem Tech

Atlanta, GA

#967 Apr 25, 2011
Tom wrote:
<quoted text> There's another surgery called Superpath[ check youtube] no tenden or muscles are cut.had the procedure done[ bilateral] both hips same time. was up same day,walking with walker for 4days,climb 20 steps 4 days walked with cane 5th, 14 day walk unassisted,drove15 day. 4 weeks later doing great. had surgery do by Dr. Elvis Grandic Delray Beach Fl. I'm from upper Michigan Had surgery 3/23/2011
Tom thank you so much for the heads up on Superpath. I found Dr.William Kurtz in Nashville who has done 500 of these procedures. They are less invasive, have much shorter recover than the anterior method and better long term results because less chance for leg length discrepancies and chance of dislocation. I am heading to Nashville for a consult as soon as possible and will cancel my anterior scheduled for
June 8.

There are only 8 docs trained in this technique and I know the anmes of seven, which took a lot of digging:
Will Kurtz, Nashville
Michael Neel, Memphis
Jimmy Cow, Phoenix
Stephen Murphy, mass - he pioneered the method
Dean Olsen, owtanna, mn mayo
Elvis Gandic, Florida
Patrick Meere, NY
Adriana

Atlanta, GA

#968 Apr 26, 2011
Tom wrote:
<quoted text> There's another surgery called Superpath[ check youtube] no tenden or muscles are cut.had the procedure done[ bilateral] both hips same time. was up same day,walking with walker for 4days,climb 20 steps 4 days walked with cane 5th, 14 day walk unassisted,drove15 day. 4 weeks later doing great. had surgery do by Dr. Elvis Grandic Delray Beach Fl. I'm from upper Michigan Had surgery 3/23/2011
Superath is te same as Superior.m i am sooo glad I found out about it. I had already scheduled my anterior surgery. I will be cancelling it.
Kate32

Milwaukee, WI

#969 Apr 29, 2011
Kristy,

I am also 2.5 months out of the THR (right hip) through anterior. I am ok sleeping on my stomach but I do not sleep on it all night and last 2 weeks could sleep on the operated side too. The hip is still sore in general (muscles). I have pinching pain in the surgery area if I sit for too long. Working out helps a lot. THR is a major surgery, so healing will take time regardless. Good luck!
P.S. My flexibility in phenomenal! I am loving my new hip!!!!
Kristy wrote:
I am 2 1/2 months out from anterior hip replacement. I am wondering if others have had the same issue. I am a stomach sleeper and when I wake up after ending up on my stomach in the morning my hip and leg area are pretty sore. I am sure it is just still healing, but I would love to hear anyone else's experience! Thanks, Kristy
Kate32

Milwaukee, WI

#970 Apr 29, 2011
Do it!!!! As soon as you can! So worth it!:) Good luck!
Chuck wrote:
I am 45 and need my left hip done. I have read up and heard that the anterior approach is much better. I am vert nervous, but hopefully it is the right decision.
monica

United States

#971 Apr 29, 2011
Kate,
so do I, I'm moving great but still have some pain here and there (not even two months after the replacement.) Are you doing PT?
Judy from Suffern

AOL

#972 Apr 29, 2011
monica wrote:
Kate,
so do I, I'm moving great but still have some pain here and there (not even two months after the replacement.) Are you doing PT?
I get some random pains too. I had my surgery on March 3rd.
Lorraine

Australia

#973 May 4, 2011
CindiC wrote:
Bev, I had both hips replaced 5 weeks ago with anterior method and I can't believe everyone doesn't do it that way!(Unless they go with the superior method which is newer, has even faster recovery, and even less invasive-just learned about it in the hospital). I would have hated having to go through the whole process again-I see no benefit to that at all for the patient!(Brings in more money for the doctor!) I was walking without any support in 2 weeks. Driving at 2.5, back at work at 3.5. I am 54, thin, in pretty good shape, active, athletic, so those factors helped.
I had the anterior Bilateral THR 1 month ago, I cannot believe you were walking without support in 2 weeks!! I am walking with Canadian crutches, slowly, but getting there, but can only take a few steps without support. I have had no post-op problems, I feel well but I am astonished at your recovery. Did you have Physio and Hydro after your surgery? I am 70, but slim, in good shape and positive - but 2 weeks?? How did you do it? Lorraine
Adriana

Atlanta, GA

#974 May 5, 2011
Tom wrote:
<quoted text> There's another surgery called Superpath[ check youtube] no tenden or muscles are cut.had the procedure done[ bilateral] both hips same time. was up same day,walking with walker for 4days,climb 20 steps 4 days walked with cane 5th, 14 day walk unassisted,drove15 day. 4 weeks later doing great. had surgery do by Dr. Elvis Grandic Delray Beach Fl. I'm from upper Michigan Had surgery 3/23/2011
Hi Tom,

Can you give me an update on how you are doing at 6 wweks? I'm scheduled to have the Superior approach (SuperCap) by Dr. Kurtz in Nashville on June 2. He was the first intern to get trained by Dr. Murray in Boston, so he is #2 in terms of experience with this method. He is also the EXPERT on ensuring equal leg length which was a major concern for me.
Adriana

Atlanta, GA

#975 May 5, 2011
Here's a delicate question for the ladies.

Are there any issues, restrictions, etc. relative to sexual positions after a total hip replacement?
Kristy

Dayton, OH

#976 May 5, 2011
Haha thats a good one! I am 42 yrs old and I am 3 months out from minimally invasive. I do have some nerve damage from the surgery and I was in the reverse cowgirl position at 6 wks! LOL! I was very careful tho!!! You will not have any trouble! U will be able to do everything u did before and even better!
Adriana wrote:
Here's a delicate question for the ladies.
Are there any issues, restrictions, etc. relative to sexual positions after a total hip replacement?

Since: May 11

United States

#977 May 6, 2011
6.5 weeks and both hip feel great with a little discomfort in sides when standing for a 1hr or so in the same spot.

Since: May 11

United States

#978 May 7, 2011
Adriana wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Tom,
Can you give me an update on how you are doing at 6 weeks? I'm scheduled to have the Superior approach (SuperCap) by Dr. Kurtz in Nashville on June 2. He was the first intern to get trained by Dr. Murray in Boston, so he is #2 in terms of experience with this method. He is also the EXPERT on ensuring equal leg length which was a major concern for me.
Hi Andriana, I'm doing great, I have a little discomfort but bearable after i stand in same spot for long periods 1hr plus.Walk up and down stair with no discomfort, walk on treadmill 1.5 miles a day. Will be back to work monday with no restrictions.Dr. say I'm doing phenomenal for having bilateral surgery. My legs lenght are perfect and point .straight and parrelel with each other. I had the wright Dynasty A class metal on metal implants Cause of age, male and active. was concerned about ions in metal was told that recalled implants were shallowed cup and were put in at wrong angle 52 degrees not at 45degress. was told in female they normally put ceramic. Supercap was created by Dr.Stephen Murphy and Path was created by Dr. Brad Penenberg. Dr. Jimmy Chow ,Dr. Elvis Grandic and a few other doctors intergrated both technique together to form SuperPAth. go to [ replacemyhips.com ] with one hip being done it will be a cake walk, you will be up the same day and released the next . Good Luck
HipLady

Paris, KY

#979 May 8, 2011
Angela M wrote:
Dena,
If you are in Cincinnati, it might be worth the drive to Louisville to see Dr. Jonathan Yerasimides. He replaced both of my hips in 2009 when I was 36. He is great , his staff was wonderful and I couldn't be happier with my new hips!
Angela
<quoted text>
Angela,
I see Dr. Y to schedule surgery and consult. How far backed up is he, surgery scheduling wise? Basically, how long did you have to wait for surgery after he decided to do it?
Thanks
Angela M

Taylorsville, KY

#980 May 8, 2011
HipLady wrote:
<quoted text>
Angela,
I see Dr. Y to schedule surgery and consult. How far backed up is he, surgery scheduling wise? Basically, how long did you have to wait for surgery after he decided to do it?
Thanks
Hi,

I called him to schedule my appointment in mid-February and had my left hip done on April 16. So, in 2009, it was a two month wait from scheduling the appointment to surgery. Not sure what the wait is now. Good luck to you!
Mitch in VaBeach

Virginia Beach, VA

#981 May 10, 2011
I had my mind made up but now I'm conflicted between "Anterior" and "Superpath." HELP!!!
Adriana

Atlanta, GA

#982 May 10, 2011
Mitch in VaBeach wrote:
I had my mind made up but now I'm conflicted between "Anterior" and "Superpath." HELP!!!
If you have the option of SuperPath go with it. Three reasons:
1. They do not dislocate the hip during surgery so you will have a much stronger end product and greatly reduced risk of future dislocation due to stretching of ligaments, etc....
2. Less risk of leg length disparities
3. Much, much shorter recovery time.

A no brainer in my book.
Mitch in VaBeach

Virginia Beach, VA

#983 May 10, 2011
Adriana wrote:
<quoted text>
If you have the option of SuperPath go with it. Three reasons:
1. They do not dislocate the hip during surgery so you will have a much stronger end product and greatly reduced risk of future dislocation due to stretching of ligaments, etc....
2. Less risk of leg length disparities
3. Much, much shorter recovery time.
A no brainer in my book.
I guess I'm confused. How can they replace a hip without dislocating the old one and removing it? That makes no sense. Do the hips cohabit in the same socket side by side?

Since: May 11

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#984 May 10, 2011
The best option is to seek legal assistance so you will know what necessary steps to take. My poor grandma received a Johnson & Johnson hip replacement implant and she's in pain right now, especially during cold weather. However, she's now has a depuy recall lawyer who are going to assist her to file a claim.

http://www.rotlaw.com/lawsuits/depuy-asr-hip-...

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