My Anterior Hip Replacement Experience
Bob - NY

Buffalo, NY

#1089 Jul 30, 2011
Terri wrote:
I have an appointment with Dr. Burak this week and am wondering if you are still satisfied with your new hips and would you do anything differently? Thanks
Terri
Hi Terri. I had my right hip replaced in December 2010 with Dr Burak. I travelled from Buffalo just to have him do my surgery. He is the absolute best at what he does. Flew home in 3 days. I will need my left hip done in a while and Dr Burak will be my Doctor. Good Luck!
katy

Miami, FL

#1090 Jul 30, 2011
Hi all. Did your dr. tell you that it was necessary to give you a dose of radiation treatment right after your hip replacement to prevent "bone growth" in the socket? I was ready to schedule the hip replacement until the dr. told me this. It is the same radiation used in cancer patients but one dose. He said people would not have the same flexability and range of motion if this was not done. No medicine could be given to prevent this problem because it interfered with the lovenox for clotting. I canceled the THR as I do not want radiation to!
AdrianaG

Woodbury, GA

#1091 Jul 31, 2011
krisy wrote:
To Delores and 33-need thr-
I am 43 and was bone on bone for years. I finally started having pain a couple of years ago and went throught cortosone shots done by fluroscope at the hospital with a BIG needle. The first one worked for 10 mths, second and little less, and so on. I decided to go ahead and get the surgery when I had no other option but to be in pain. JUST DO IT! I promise that it will be the best thing you do. While we all know surgery is NO fun, the pain being gone will be so worth all of it!!!! Good luck and I also would say that anterior is what I had done, never had heard of superpath and my surgery was done in January this year. I think they are both pretty similar! Good luck!!!
The drive to Nashville to see Dr Will Kurts for Superpath. will be worth it. At 6 weeks
I was back at 98 % recovered to before hip pain. Lighting fast recovery, no restrictions.
AdrianaG

Woodbury, GA

#1092 Jul 31, 2011
katy wrote:
Hi all. Did your dr. tell you that it was necessary to give you a dose of radiation treatment right after your hip replacement to prevent "bone growth" in the socket? I was ready to schedule the hip replacement until the dr. told me this. It is the same radiation used in cancer patients but one dose. He said people would not have the same flexability and range of motion if this was not done. No medicine could be given to prevent this problem because it interfered with the lovenox for clotting. I canceled the THR as I do not want radiation to!
I saw 4 surgeons for opinions and none mentioned radiation!!! In your. Area you should go see Dr Elvis Grandic who does SuperPath.
Judy from Suffern

AOL

#1093 Jul 31, 2011
AdrianaG wrote:
<quoted text>I saw 4 surgeons for opinions and none mentioned radiation!!! In your. Area you should go see Dr Elvis Grandic who does SuperPath.
I never heard of THAT. It doesn't sound right..
Judy
marilyn

Grand Rapids, MI

#1094 Jul 31, 2011
katy wrote:
Hi all. Did your dr. tell you that it was necessary to give you a dose of radiation treatment right after your hip replacement to prevent "bone growth" in the socket? I was ready to schedule the hip replacement until the dr. told me this. It is the same radiation used in cancer patients but one dose. He said people would not have the same flexability and range of motion if this was not done. No medicine could be given to prevent this problem because it interfered with the lovenox for clotting. I canceled the THR as I do not want radiation to!
you probably have a condition called HO (hetrotopic ossification)If the cells that cause this are NOT killed and that is what the radiation does you have a VERY good chance of the growth coming back and you will not have a successful procedure. My husband had a treatment of 9 greys just prior to surgery. We researched the heck out of this. If you really need a hip replacement get out your computer and google HO and hip replacement and reschedule your surgery. You will NOT regret it. We actually have a life again - walked about 8 miles with mu husband last week - he had no pain. He never had the same pain after. Has the surgery in Cadillac Michigan last fall and was out raking leaves a week later. We were home in about 48 hours after.
Matt

Paramus, NJ

#1095 Jul 31, 2011
Terri wrote:
I have an appointment with Dr. Burak this week and am wondering if you are still satisfied with your new hips and would you do anything differently? Thanks
Terri
Hi Terri,I had my left hip replaced in Nov by Dr. Burak,I was uncomfortable the first week or so but it wasn't bad and now it,s better than ever.Good luck,just follow his instructions and you wont regret it.
Ed E

New York, NY

#1096 Aug 1, 2011
katy wrote:
Hi all. Did your dr. tell you that it was necessary to give you a dose of radiation treatment right after your hip replacement to prevent "bone growth" in the socket? I was ready to schedule the hip replacement until the dr. told me this. It is the same radiation used in cancer patients but one dose. He said people would not have the same flexability and range of motion if this was not done. No medicine could be given to prevent this problem because it interfered with the lovenox for clotting. I canceled the THR as I do not want radiation to!
I saw my surgeon on Friday. I am haveing my THR done on August 11. He mentioned that because of what my x ray showed he believed there was about a 25% chance that I would need the radiation dose. He said he won't know till he sees what the calsification looks like. He said it would set back my release from the hospital by one day, but said it was important to get if there was calsification. I am going ahead with it. I fgeel the one dose of radiation is worth it.
Jarrelle in WV

Morgantown, WV

#1097 Aug 4, 2011
Had anterior total hip replacement on Aug.2 in Huntington, WV at St. Mary's Joint Replacement Center with Dr. Steven Lochow. They only do hips and knees there, and it is quality all the way. Their infection rate was 0 the last 2 quarters. I am moving smoothly on my walker with wheels and won't need it for long. This surgeon is the best. I came home this afternoon-the second day after replacement. I had the drain and IV port removed this morning and took my first shower. The incision site is sore when I walk, but it is getting better and better. I am so relieved to have had such a great outcome at a wonderful place.
Mitch in Virginia Beach

Norfolk, VA

#1098 Aug 5, 2011
Jarrelle in WV wrote:
Had anterior total hip replacement on Aug.2 in Huntington, WV at St. Mary's Joint Replacement Center with Dr. Steven Lochow. They only do hips and knees there, and it is quality all the way. Their infection rate was 0 the last 2 quarters. I am moving smoothly on my walker with wheels and won't need it for long. This surgeon is the best. I came home this afternoon-the second day after replacement. I had the drain and IV port removed this morning and took my first shower. The incision site is sore when I walk, but it is getting better and better. I am so relieved to have had such a great outcome at a wonderful place.
That is very encouraging. How old are you?
Katherine

Williamsburg, VA

#1100 Aug 9, 2011
See my post #592. Dr. Anthony Carter was my surgeon and he's extraordinary. He did NINE surgeries the day of my operation. I was walking within hours and home the day after surgery. I drove to Target less than 24 hours after my THR. My husband had been in an auto accident and couldn't drive, but he could go in the store to get my prescription while I waited in the car! Saw my MD at the grocery store 2 days later, and his jaw dropped. Of course, I was using the cart as a walker, but aside from that, I was using a cane for a couple of weeks. I guess the miracle of no more pain was profound. Dr. Carter is dedicated to his craft and truly works what I still consider a miracle. FYI, I'm 65 years old. You'll be so HAPPY you did this. Enjoy the ride!
Mitch in Virginia Beach

Norfolk, VA

#1101 Aug 10, 2011
That's good news Kathy. I'm scheduled to see Dr. Carter Wednesday for a cortisone shot and to schedule a replacement in the October-November time frame.
Chris

Huntersville, NC

#1102 Aug 10, 2011
Doris - SC wrote:
I saw Dr. Masonis the end of May and thought he only did anterior hip replacement, not bi-lateral. When did you have your surgery?
Doris:

I had my surgery with Dr. Masonis in May 2007, I was very fit and he was the one who recommended bi-lateral surgery. I as so very happy with my results.
Chris

Huntersville, NC

#1103 Aug 10, 2011
Doris:

I had anterior on both hips at the same surgery.
Jarrelle in WV

Morgantown, WV

#1104 Aug 10, 2011
Mitch in Virginia Beach wrote:
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That is very encouraging. How old are you?
I am 63. I stopped my pain pills two days ago, so I am greatly encouraged. I feel like my right operated leg is a little longer, but the nurse said it is a common feeling, as your brain adjusts to your new way of walking. So far, I am thrilled with the experience I had.
33-Need THR

Melville, NY

#1105 Aug 12, 2011
The drive to Nashville to see Dr Will Kurts for Superpath. will be worth it. At 6 weeks
I was back at 98 % recovered to before hip pain. Lighting fast recovery, no restrictions.
I have a consultation/appointment scheduled next month for Dr. Kurtz...how long did you stay in TN after the surgery? I'm concerned about travelling after surgery, when will it be safe to travel back to NC from TN? BTW, I was very happy to see your reply and Dr. Kurtz name, I'm looking forward to my consultation.
Terri

New York, NY

#1106 Aug 12, 2011
Matt wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Terri,I had my left hip replaced in Nov by Dr. Burak,I was uncomfortable the first week or so but it wasn't bad and now it,s better than ever.Good luck,just follow his instructions and you wont regret it.
Thank you.
Terri

New York, NY

#1107 Aug 12, 2011
Bob - NY wrote:
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Hi Terri. I had my right hip replaced in December 2010 with Dr Burak. I travelled from Buffalo just to have him do my surgery. He is the absolute best at what he does. Flew home in 3 days. I will need my left hip done in a while and Dr Burak will be my Doctor. Good Luck!
Thank you.
Terri

New York, NY

#1108 Aug 12, 2011
Terri wrote:
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Ihave an appointment with Dr. Corey Tuesday and am wondering if you are stil satisfied with your surgery and results. Is there anything you would do differently. Thanks for your post.
I do have one other question. Did you need a blood transfusion?
Gigi

Tucson, AZ

#1109 Aug 12, 2011
Shit ...yes, two days worth. Anybody not have a blood transfusion?

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