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up coming hip surgery

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Well after all of my back surgeries I just found out I need hip surgery. This sucks. My facet blocks helped my back pain but I have been having hip pain for about 3 months now. Well we x-rayed and I saw my ortho today. He said I would be an excellent canidate for hip resurfacing surgery. I have some osteophytes and arthritis causing friction when I walk and it is really painful. We are going to try a steriod injection in it Friday if no difference in a week than we are going to schedule the surgery. My ortho don't do it so I am going to have to travel to have it done.

Everyone call it minimilly invasive surgery. I don't know why its called that. They take out the lining of your hip and replace it and then they put a cap on the ball of your hip so no more friction. I thought that is would be just like sanding something down to give it more room. BOY WAS I WRONG! I am totally scared of this but I have to do what I have to do.
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  • that doesnt sound very 'minimally invasive' to me either. Sounds like an awfully lot of work. Did they say how long the surgery itself would take and what sort of thing to expect afterwards?
    I hope the injection helps you and if not, I hope surgery goes well and gives you the relief you need.

    Good Luck,
    Christina :)
  • They didn't really discuss any details about the surgery. I go back after the injection to talk to the surgeon again. I have so many questions.
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  • Hi Cindy, my Aunt had this done on both hips about a year apart. She is in her 70's and is doing great, hitting up the cassinos as usual! Good luck! Sue
  • I hope this really takes my life back to somewhat normal. I just want to quit hurting. I have only heard good things about it so far.
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