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Medical advances allow 53-year-old woman to have total hip replacement surgery
HIP replacement surgery has long been used to treat arthritis in elderly people. However, what are the options when a patient in their 50s or younger has severe hip arthritis that has not responded to alternative treatments?
Traditionally, the main concern with performing hip replacement surgery on younger patients was the wearing out of the implant. But now newer implants, made of metal or ceramic, have been created, which have a long lifespan and could potentially last a lifetime.
At 53 years old Sharon Brennan, a community assistant for the elderly, was dealing with severe hip pain, which affected her work and daily life.
After suffering for five years with pain in her right hip joint and groin which was getting steadily worse, Sharon, who lives in Leeds, had reached the point where she could not walk more than a short distance without pain, she struggled to go up and down stairs and night pain was disturbing her sleep.
“It felt like bone on bone and would send sharp pain like an electric shock down my leg,” she said. “I decided it was not going to stop me living my life and it was time to do something about it.”
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TJ Petri said:
I know a guy, who is fairly young, had a hip replacement surgery that went great. It was the following 2 years that really sucked for him…
Barbara Ford said:
Oh yes, I had 2 of those hip replacements at age 51, designed for younger people. The latest, greatest thing since sliced bread. Shame they were recalled 6 months after my surgery because of a high failure rate due to corrosion. I just had revision surgery, at age 52, on one side due to pseudotumor development and my femur was fractured while removing it. I’m still recovering and I still have a ticking timebomb in the other side, unfortunately.
Yeah. It would be great if all executives in S&N had to have BHRs. They would soon drop that range.
Excuse my comment tone, I am disappointed. The reason I post here is to let patients with hip pain know that pain and loss of mobility requires Therapy — intense PT, Acupuncture, dry needling, wet needling, prolo or any type of myofascial release with hands on or with a needle.
Vital — the proper frequency and intensity of therapy started early is the key that will allow the joint to restore back to a “healthy state.”
Once you get trapped in the traditional medicine assembly line headed for surgery, we have failed.
If you need a complete list of all these options please ask.
Connie M. said:
are you saying that the therapy that you speak of should be done then “before” surgery? Unfortunately, I’m afraid most of us are posting because we have had hip surgery and want to warn people NOT to do the same “resurfacing” or other “failed hip surgeries” that we had. If only we could all go back!
Stephen S. Rodrigues said:
My goal is to provide everyone with the information that was not given to you in the beginning of your pain. There are a few truths that are being discounted in favor of the end-of-the- line, most invasive and most crippling of all the therapeutic options and that is joint replacement.
So besides considering litigation for the defective prosthetic devices you may also have grounds of mis-informed consent.
Did they inform you that the best options for pain in a joint or back is actually a long list of options that have been used for over a 100 years?
I classify these as “Therapy” to be done in a package deal, not piecemeal, to get the best results. This class of therapies are called Myofascial Tissue Release Therapy which are on a spectrum from simple stretching, yoga, massage, Chiro adjustments, John F. Barnes unwinding and other hands-on manipulations. There is another Myofascial Release therapy that has to be done with a metallic needles as in acupuncture, Gunn-IMS, dry needling to finally ProloTherapy and Travell trigger point injections. These therapies are safe and very effective at treating pain.
Another misinformed situation is the fact that a lot of time pain in a “joint” may not truly be in the joint but the “engines of movement” — muscles!
Pain and loss of range of motion are the hallmarks of this muscle disease so replacing the joint will not address this issue and you may still require this therapy.