Patient Comments: Total Hip Replacement - Candidate and Causes

What caused you to need a total hip replacement?

Comment from: Moe, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

I had daily pain in my sciatic nerve and groin area, especially when driving. Also, when walking my right leg was "giving out" on me and causing me to limp. X-ray showed severe Degenerative Joint Disease. I had total hip replacement done 5 months ago.

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Comment from: childcarrier, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 23

I am 68 years old and had my total hip replacement done 12-20-10. My hip was bone on bone. The doctor said that I needed it done. There was no pain at all. The hospital kept on trying to give me pain pills, but I said that I had no pain. I still have had no pain. It's almost been 2 months now, and I walk with a cane outside, but inside I'm doing a lot of walking with out one. It feels great to be able to walk with out pain for the first time in 5 years or more. Next I have to have my right knee replaced. I hope it goes as well as my knee has done. I drive a school bus for a living and hope to go back to that at the end of March.

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Comment from: Leo, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 31

I am 30 years old. Had both the hip joints replaced. The recovery is a critical phase. Now I really feel good can walk and drive. Thanks to the technology and the doctor.

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Comment from: henny, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 20

I was hit with polymyalgia rheumatica and was given high doses of steroids for more than 2 years. The pain in my hip/groin started slowly about three months ago and cannot walk at all now. Scheduled for a hip replacement this month. I am scared to death since I still have symptoms of PMR.

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Comment from: Carla Alaniz, 25-34 Female Published: May 09

I'm 26 years old. I've been having surgeries since I was 5 years old in my right hip. My family says I was born with my leg out of place. Now that I had my last surgery in 2004, the doctor told me I would need a right hip replacement. Now that I'm getting older my leg bothers me more and more. I'm a little scared, but I need it

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Comment from: drita, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I have had both hips replaced five times total. I have pain every day. I have a hard time standing on my feet and walking. I am only 37 years old wonder what will happen when I get older. I need to work and I cannot do anything. I wish to no one what I have experienced with my all surgery. I still have a lots of pain on my both hips and my back.

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Comment from: Busted hip, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 14

I am 32 years old this week, and I have needed a left hip replacement for years. I will have it done this December. You all know the pain and embarrassment I feel. I couldn't even wipe myself last time I went to the bathroom, when it got cold and rained in the same day. I have a young family and I ride a motorcycle for a living. I'm scared that I won't be able to go back to my job to support my family. I can't play with my children the way I used to. I worry the kids will resent this as it will be all too soon before I'm back for my next replacement ( if the other hip doesn't go first). I had a slipped epithisis at 13 years old then the other at 15 years old. I have had arthritis since 24 years old. I'm crossing my fingers hoping for the best.

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Comment from: violette, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I had a total hip replacement 2 years ago and I can't lift my foot off the ground. The doctor keeps giving injections of cortisone into the burssa, but that was not it. Now I don't know what to do. I still can't lift it, and I have to pick up my leg to get into the car. I am 57 years old, and I don't think this is normal to have such pain.

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