ChrisinGarden

Watertown, MA

#1379 May 24, 2012
Sherrie wrote:
I had anterior hip replacement on June 3rd. Dr. Daniel Snyder of Newton, MA has performed hundreds of them. I am on one crutch and going to a cane in a day or two. I will write back in another couple of weeks to let you know how I'm doing. Dr. Snyder told my husband after the surgery that the replacement was "perfect".
Hi Sherrie - How is your hip? I'm scheduled with Dr. Snyder on July 28th for anterior hip replacement (mini-hip). What type of hip replacement did you get?
ChrisinGarden

Watertown, MA

#1380 May 24, 2012
Hippy Chick wrote:
Hi Helen,
I had no cartilage and several bone spurs prior to my left hip replacement. I am over 8 weeks and could not feel more secure or natural with my new hip. All I can tell you is that post opp the leg/area feels heavy - just very, very heavy. However, since you already have experience with surgery I imagine it will not be anything new for you - and it's very short lived.
For anyone considering the surgery in MA, I had a truly amazing surgeon, Dr. Daniel Snyder. In a million years I would never consider a different type of surgery. At 8 weeks, my hip is a non-thought, I can wear heels all day, and I hope to go to yoga class very soon - all with no aches, no pain! I had a slower recovery period compared to many on this blog - but I think that was from the level of damage my arthritis had wreaked on my muscles and bones.
Helen - do your exercises - your new hip will ultimatley support you better than ever before!
Hi,

Just found this site and noticed you had your hip surgery with Dr. Snyder. I am scheduled for a THR in July and he has suggested mini-hip. Are you still doing well? What type of hip did he implant and how?
D Daryl

Tampa, FL

#1381 May 25, 2012
Unfortunately, some patients who underwent hip implants still experience severe pain, due to a defective medical device like the DePuy products. With this, a more serious treatment/medication will have to be done. The reason why about 12 percent of recipients of a DePuy hip replacement require revision surgery is that these devices can deteriorate and fail completely. As a result, manufacturer Johnson & Johnson have been charged with compensatory claims by their patrons, legal specialists say. See http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com for a more detailed explanation
kay from Australia

Mundubbera, Australia

#1382 May 26, 2012
Hi,
I found you feedback very reassuring and as I am to have both hips done at the same time with this new method I am wondering about your opinion on that.
Mitch in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA

#1383 May 27, 2012
Ditto on what Gigi said. Dr. Carter passed 2000 anterior procedures in December 2011. He also teaches the procedure.

He did mine six months ago.

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#1384 May 29, 2012
I am curios if any of you had the "DePuy hip replacement" and having problems?

Sincerely,

Barb~
Consumer Advocate

INFORMATION IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE

Information is designed to help victims safely cope with their needs. Information is NOT the same as legal advice. Although I go to great lengths to make sure the information is accurate and useful, I recommend you consult a lawyer if you want professional assurance, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your situation.

You should consider all information as personal opinion only.
Deidra from Peoria IL

Metamora, IL

#1385 May 29, 2012
barb2000 wrote:
I am curios if any of you had the "DePuy hip replacement" and having problems?
Sincerely,
Barb~
Consumer Advocate
INFORMATION IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE
Information is designed to help victims safely cope with their needs. Information is NOT the same as legal advice. Although I go to great lengths to make sure the information is accurate and useful, I recommend you consult a lawyer if you want professional assurance, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your situation.
You should consider all information as personal opinion only.
what is the best way to keep people off this site with this Depuy warning? I elect to get a notification whenever there is a forum response, but dislike when I get on here and see these posts from people like above. I say there should be a way to block them. Is there? This is a forum for those of us who have had hip replacement surgery - or looking for real advise on the subject. I want to hear from people who have had experience, that is what this forum is for, or thought it was. Any advise?(Edited to add, no advise wanted from MR. and MRS. Dupuy).

bruny10467

New York, NY

#1386 May 29, 2012
Deidra from Peoria IL wrote:
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what is the best way to keep people off this site with this Depuy warning? I elect to get a notification whenever there is a forum response, but dislike when I get on here and see these posts from people like above. I say there should be a way to block them. Is there? This is a forum for those of us who have had hip replacement surgery - or looking for real advise on the subject. I want to hear from people who have had experience, that is what this forum is for, or thought it was. Any advise?(Edited to add, no advise wanted from MR. and MRS. Dupuy).
I just ignore them. I have double hip implants and they are by Stryker, so Depuy does not help my cause anyway. ;o)

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#1387 May 29, 2012
Deidra from Peoria IL wrote:
<quoted text>
what is the best way to keep people off this site with this Depuy warning? I elect to get a notification whenever there is a forum response, but dislike when I get on here and see these posts from people like above. I say there should be a way to block them. Is there? This is a forum for those of us who have had hip replacement surgery - or looking for real advise on the subject. I want to hear from people who have had experience, that is what this forum is for, or thought it was. Any advise?(Edited to add, no advise wanted from MR. and MRS. Dupuy).
Deidra,

Deidra from Peoria, my apologies if I offended anyone since I didn't realize this was for all hip replacement BUT Depuy.

Sincerely,
Barb~

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#1389 May 30, 2012
Medical Holocaust wrote:
www.medicalholocaust.blogspot. com
Joint implants are designed to have problems. If they worked right the first time the medical industry would make billions less. I know it sounds crazy but do the research.
It was known that the metal on metal implants would cause major problems even before they went to clinical trial.
How was it known? State the facts please..........
Roy

Princeton, NJ

#1390 May 31, 2012
Kristy wrote:
<quoted text>
Denise, I will be curious to see what your doc says. I saw a neurologist on Monday and after an emg, he says that is is the Saphanous nerve. A branch of the Femoral nerve is damaged. He believes that with time it will heal. WHO KNOWS, I am so frustrated with this whole. I do know that it takes alot of time for the nerves to regenerate so hopefully it will happen. I would be curious also to know what nerve was damaged in your friends knee replacement.... Good luck and thanks for the info. Let me know how it goes! Kristy
I don't often respond to these on line things, but while searching for a bathing suit, I came across you concern.
I too had strange pain following anterior hip replacement in Sept. 2010. No one had ever heard of such a thing. I had a very quick recovery. I went to a trainer following PT and returned to playing golf in April 2011. I found that when I played and following play I had thigh pain. I finally went back to my PT person who told me it was probably a nerve disturbance and that while the anterior approach spares any cutting of the muscle (which is why the quick recovery) it does involve lifting the muscles which takes a while to recover in some people. I went back to him for a month and he applied direct heat therapy and gave me several exercises to do at home. 18 months later the whole thigh thing is over. I am sure it will pass for you.
bruny10467

New York, NY

#1391 May 31, 2012
Roy wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't often respond to these on line things, but while searching for a bathing suit, I came across you concern.
I too had strange pain following anterior hip replacement in Sept. 2010. No one had ever heard of such a thing. I had a very quick recovery. I went to a trainer following PT and returned to playing golf in April 2011. I found that when I played and following play I had thigh pain. I finally went back to my PT person who told me it was probably a nerve disturbance and that while the anterior approach spares any cutting of the muscle (which is why the quick recovery) it does involve lifting the muscles which takes a while to recover in some people. I went back to him for a month and he applied direct heat therapy and gave me several exercises to do at home. 18 months later the whole thigh thing is over. I am sure it will pass for you.
Who is your therapist and what exercises did he/she recommend? I had double hip replacement, my right side is great but have some pain in left midthigh. Thanks.
Deidra

Metamora, IL

#1392 May 31, 2012
barb2000 wrote:
I am curios if any of you had the "DePuy hip replacement" and having problems?
Sincerely,
Barb~
Consumer Advocate
INFORMATION IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE
Information is designed to help victims safely cope with their needs. Information is NOT the same as legal advice. Although I go to great lengths to make sure the information is accurate and useful, I recommend you consult a lawyer if you want professional assurance, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your situation.
You should consider all information as personal opinion only.
Funny how things come back to bite you. I am going to have to retract my accusation of what you posted. Ironically enough, I met a young man, otherwise very healthy, who had a DePuy pinnacle implanted (bilateral). Six years later, he was had to have a redo because of the metallosis. That redo resulted in many months of complications, and another redo. I felt so bad for him, as I had never met anyone that had went through something like this. Then ironically once again, I "heard" that my own surgeon had "many lawsuits against him". I think that one has to go into something like this with as much gathered info as possible. Do you have any idea how I would find out if my OS has suits against him? Since I am having a few problems that I certainly did not anticipate, I guess I just wonder now...
Anyway, I have to eat my words. I apologize for what I said to you, it was out of line.
Deidra
Barbara

New York, NY

#1393 Jun 17, 2012
Had an anterior approach hip replacement by Dr. Nitin Goyal, M.D. I live in Delaware but no one in my area was doing the surgery so I went to Dr. Goyal and I am so happy I did. Was so much easier than I expected.

http://www.andersonclinic.com/physicians/niti...

Anderson clinic did a great job taking care of me! They are the best joint replacement group in the whole Washington, D.C. Area through Baltimore and up to Delaware!
LOLA

Israel

#1395 Jun 19, 2012
Flo, how are you doing now, almost five years after your surgeries?
Your posts had been very helpful, and I want to thank you for them.
Flo Ochsenfeld wrote:
I had my left hip replacement done on August 21st and my right hip replacement done on October 22nd. I chose to have them done by an amazing new method: anterior hip replacement. I only have a 3" incision on both sides in front right above my thighs and I am doing extremely well. It is less than two weeks since the second hip was done and I can already walk with no cane and I am driving. I had hardly any pain and hardly any restrictions. There is only one doctor on the East Coast that performs this awesome surgery: Dr. Corey Burak in Hawthorne, New York. He is extremely nice and personable and did a fantastic job on my two operations. If you have any questions, let me know.
Bill

Lorton, VA

#1396 Jun 20, 2012
Hello all! I had an anterior hip replacement 7 weeks ago by Dr. Nitin Goyal at the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic. I work in Arlington, Virginia, but live in Washington, D.C. and I had several people I know go to the Anderson Clinic for the surgery who had done well. Everything has gone so smoothly for me!

I think if you live in washington, d.c. or virginia or maryland and you have bad joint arthritis (I think they treat mostly hip and knee arthritis) you have to go to the Anderson Clinic and see Dr. Goyal. I have some early arthritis in my knee and he talked to me about how they were starting to do OUTPATIENT partial knee replacements also! I'm not ready for it yet but maybe at some point if it starts hurting more!

check it out.

http://www.andersonclinic.com/physicians/niti...
Mitch in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA

#1397 Jun 20, 2012
Bill wrote:
Hello all! I had an anterior hip replacement 7 weeks ago by Dr. Nitin Goyal at the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic. I work in Arlington, Virginia, but live in Washington, D.C. and I had several people I know go to the Anderson Clinic for the surgery who had done well. Everything has gone so smoothly for me!
I think if you live in washington, d.c. or virginia or maryland and you have bad joint arthritis (I think they treat mostly hip and knee arthritis) you have to go to the Anderson Clinic and see Dr. Goyal. I have some early arthritis in my knee and he talked to me about how they were starting to do OUTPATIENT partial knee replacements also! I'm not ready for it yet but maybe at some point if it starts hurting more!
check it out.

http://www.andersonclinic.com/physicians/niti...
Except if you live in Hampton Roads section of Virginia. Then you go see Anthony Carter in Newport News. Dr. Carter instructed the doctors at the Anderson Clinic in the Jiffy Hip procedure 2 years ago.
Judy Andreas

AOL

#1398 Jun 20, 2012
LOLA wrote:
Flo, how are you doing now, almost five years after your surgeries?
Your posts had been very helpful, and I want to thank you for them.
<quoted text>
I am a year out of my surgery. All seems to be going OK....except every now and then (mostly then) I get a shooting pain up my left leg (the left hip was operated on) It doesn't happen frequently but is extremely painful when it does occur
Steve

Glen Allen, VA

#1399 Jun 20, 2012
Couldn't agree more, Mitch. Dr. Carter is the man who taught many, many Doctors how to do this procedure.

If one lives anywhere around Virginia I would highly recommend Dr. Carter. It would be worth the trip. Additionally, the hospital he uses (Mary Immaculate) has an excellent record regarding infection.
Jcbella

White River Junction, VT

#1400 Jun 20, 2012
Age 42, history of hip problems since age 11 - currently have 3 pins in each hip. Left hip is very bothersome, pain with any activity. Severe osteoarthritis and bone spurs make bending painful. I consulted 3 doctors (one visit was useless - young Dr and he has never had a patient with my history).
Two of the 3 would use the anterior method to do a THR on the left hip. The third, Dr. Gregory Brick, of Brigham and Women's in Boston - clearly the most experienced and an amazing reputation in the field (a rock star based on US News report) would do the posterior method and I would have a 3 month recovery - elevated toilet seat, etc.
However, the doctor in NH I liked the most would perform 2 surgeries, first to remove the pins, and 6-8 wks later a THR - Dr. Brick did not think that was necessary. He does not believe the bone needs time to heal after pin removal (Dr Brick was the final visit).
Has anyone had a similar situation? I want to have this done before the fall when I travel a lot for work and I plan to ski a lot this winter.
Thank you for reading my post. And thank you in advance for any advice - I love to play tennis, ski, bike, ice-skate, etc and I want to be more active after the surgery. I want to get it right the first time!

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