Traveling with a THR (total hip repla...

Traveling with a THR (total hip replacement) in the age of the TSA

There are 4 comments on the ZDNet Blogs story from Apr 6, 2012, titled Traveling with a THR (total hip replacement) in the age of the TSA. In it, ZDNet Blogs reports that:

Although we can all expect travel to be more of a pain these days, THR patients should probably plan and allow for extra time when a security checkpoint must be passed.

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Scarborough, Canada

#1 Apr 6, 2012

New York, NY

#2 Aug 31, 2012
With regard to defective hip replacement devices, legal experts report that numerous patients filed lawsuits against Johnson and Johnson. They were the victims of DePuy hip implants failures such as loosening, fractures, and displacements. The following are some of the signs that your hip device is defective swelling, pain bearing weight, pain when rising from a seated position, pain while walking, pain on the thigh or groin area, and pain on the hip area.

For a more detailed explanation, see

Hillsboro, OR

#3 Sep 14, 2012
Driving a car is not permitted for 6 weeks after a hip replacement, and travelling as a passenger during this time is best avoided. Getting in and out of a car risks straining the hip and stretching the healing tissues. During the 1st 6 weeks all non essential car journeys should be avoided. After 6 weeks you can return to driving, but stick to short trips at first. You may also refer at .

South Africa

#4 Sep 17, 2012
does anyone regret having THR - I am petirfied that this op is irreversible and that I may have made a terrible desicion

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