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Old 06-27-2013, 04:06 AM   #1
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right artificial hip

Dislocated it about an hour ago sitting in the ER now.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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YIKES! How did you do that? Hope all turns out well and for a quick recovery!
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:47 AM   #3
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #4
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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Quite a day, first a tree down blocking the driveway, second, 32d wedding anniversary, and lastly the right hip dislocating. Just turned to go up the three steps from the garage into the house and the hip went kerchunk kerchunk. With that I sat on the step and tried to figure out what had actually happened. Realized the hip had popped out, called 911 and gave them the facts to include the downed tree. EMS got here while neighbors were cutting up the tree. Got to ER and they tried to reset there with no luck so had to go up to the OR where they really knocked me out and got it back in place. Am now wearing a knee immobilizer for the next two weeks so had the cancel the camping trip to the mountains we were leaving for on Monday. All in all, back home and thankfully no surgery required.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:15 AM   #6
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GREAT!! I've got 2 of them damned things! My right one now, every-once-in-awhile will squeak as I turn and pivot on that leg. Sure glad you're going to be OK!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:25 AM   #7
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:36 AM   #8
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Tim,

I also had a hip replacement.

I'm curious, did you have a posterior (rear) or anterior (front) incision?

Hope you are doing better now.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #9
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I also had both hips replaced. Was done 3 years ago. They were done 4 months apart. I asked the Dr. about the saying not to cross your legs, dont cros leg to knee and tie shoes and Dr. said that was old instructions. Said after about 8 weeks to do what ever I could was comfortable with. Said the new hip sockets would not pop out. Right hip done from the rear and left hip done last from the front. I was 70 years old, 5' 10" tall and 250 lbs that did not help the quick recovery at all. First 3 or 4 weeks at home were spent sleeping my over size recliner. Still take it easy on stairs and using a ladder. Also stopped playing ball with the grandkids.

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Old 06-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #10
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Tim,

I also had a hip replacement.

I'm curious, did you have a posterior (rear) or anterior (front) incision?

Hope you are doing better now.
Both hips done in "02" and incision on rt is about 8 in and left about 5 in. Both appear to be posterior. Doing fine now, but walking like Peg Leg Pete with the knee immobilizer strapped on from ankle to mid-thigh. Hope my birthday tomorrow fares better, hitting 70.
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Tim,

I also had a hip replacement.

I'm curious, did you have a posterior (rear) or anterior (front) incision?

Hope you are doing better now.
Both hips done in "02" and incision on rt is about 8 in and left about 5 in. Both appear to be posterior. Doing fine now, but walking like Peg Leg Pete with the knee immobilizer strapped on from ankle to mid-thigh. Hope my birthday tomorrow fares better, hitting 70.
The reason I ask, is that I have heard there have been problems with the posterior operations with the hips dislocating.....or at least that is what my surgeon told me when they installed my Smith&Nephew hip. Most likely they are learning more all the time, I'm glad I accidentally had the anterior operation.

I hope you continue a speedy recovery.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:20 AM   #12
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Glad to hear it was not worse. Hope the healing process is fast.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:28 AM   #13
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You didn't exceed the weight rating of that hip, did you?

I think it's mostly humorous or ironic that you bundled your 32nd anniversary with some unfortunate mishaps. Well after 32 years, I hope DW was able to help you through this, as they say, "for better or for worse". It's a bummer you had to cancel your trip but at least you'll have plenty of firewood to take with you next time unless your helpful neighbors kept it all. Got Wood?!

Here's wishing you a successful and speedy recovery and this becomes history. I had no idea the options and complexities with hip replacements. I do think this would still be better than living with a bad hip or two and now I know some possibilities and the frequency. Thanks all for the lesson, folks!
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:12 AM   #14
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[quote]Originally posted by Art-n-Marge

You didn't exceed the weight rating of that hip, did you?

Nope, and the hip wasn't a GY Marathon by-product! Have gone down to 200# since it was put in and at 6'2" the axles should have held up as well. Doing great now, except for the knee brace which can be bothersome. Will get the good to go checkup on the 10th and head to the mountains in mid-August.
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