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  • WendyI
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    sounds like you are already on your way! Less invasive is SO MUCH better for healing! You'll be out jogging in no time!

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  • Ginny B
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    Carol, great that it could be done minimally invasively. Prayers for a speedy recovery. I have some hip issues and will keep this procedure in mind should I ever need it.

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  • GuitarGramma
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    What an amazing procedure! May God keep you moving (no pun intended) toward full and quick recovery.

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  • sewbizzy
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    Originally posted by kgirlmom View Post
    Carol, many prayers and positive thoughts for a quick recovery. I hope my words are encouraging for you and maybe for others. I had my first total hip replacement in 2003 at the age of 50. Like you, the first surgery was a longer incision where they had to cut the muscle. I was in the hospital 1 week and on leave from work for about 2 months. Through home therapy and aquatic therapy (highly recommended!) I healed rather quickly. I had 6 good months before I noticed pain in my right hip. My doc had warned they both need to be replaced, but I did not believe it. I waited until 2005 when I could bear the pain no more. I had the right hip replaced in 2005 with the minimally invasive procedure. Also, like you, i was in and out within 24 hours. Really quick recovery as they did not have to cut any muscle. It was explained to me that the procedure it is like poking through a "venetian blind" - they just temporarily separate the fibers and insert the parts. One 2 inch incision in the front part of my hip area, and a 1 inch incision in the back. Now it is 2016 and all is swell! But I still can't play the violin! I walk a lot, but do not run like I used to, or anything to abuse the joints. Short story is the hip replacements were life changing and improved my quality of life 100 percent. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Thank you for the update on your hip replacements...

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  • Cokie
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    I have never heard of this before, but that is absolutely amazing! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Wonder if they will be able to do something like this for knee replacements some day??

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  • GaGa
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    Prayers for fast healing!

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  • kgirlmom
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    Carol, many prayers and positive thoughts for a quick recovery. I hope my words are encouraging for you and maybe for others. I had my first total hip replacement in 2003 at the age of 50. Like you, the first surgery was a longer incision where they had to cut the muscle. I was in the hospital 1 week and on leave from work for about 2 months. Through home therapy and aquatic therapy (highly recommended!) I healed rather quickly. I had 6 good months before I noticed pain in my right hip. My doc had warned they both need to be replaced, but I did not believe it. I waited until 2005 when I could bear the pain no more. I had the right hip replaced in 2005 with the minimally invasive procedure. Also, like you, i was in and out within 24 hours. Really quick recovery as they did not have to cut any muscle. It was explained to me that the procedure it is like poking through a "venetian blind" - they just temporarily separate the fibers and insert the parts. One 2 inch incision in the front part of my hip area, and a 1 inch incision in the back. Now it is 2016 and all is swell! But I still can't play the violin! I walk a lot, but do not run like I used to, or anything to abuse the joints. Short story is the hip replacements were life changing and improved my quality of life 100 percent. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  • tamsterg7
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    That is incredible! Prayers for a speedy rehab and then you can go dancing!

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  • Snip Snip
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    I am amazed that they have honed their surgery techniques to this! Hope you continue to have a speedy recovery.
    I am looking at having the joint in my big toe fused. They say the recovery time is months!
    It's hard to accept that a major joint like a hip is a much easier operation than a small toe joint, but I guess the small size is the problem.

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  • sewbizzy
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    Originally posted by Sandy Navas View Post
    That is so encouraging!! I need one done and have been avoiding doctors like the plague.
    Sandy, Look for a doctor that does the minimally invasive hip replacement...you won't be sorry...I wish you the best when you decide...

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  • Cathy F
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    Sending well wishes for a continued speedy recovery.

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  • jjkaiser
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    How wonderful you are able to get around so soon. Guess that means there is hope for the rest of us! Keep us updated on how you are feeling. And don't overdo, you don't want a set back. That means no dancing!

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  • Sandy Navas
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    That is so encouraging!! I need one done and have been avoiding doctors like the plague.

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  • Dollyquilts
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    Carol, I talked to my pain management doctor today about what could be done for my trochanteric bursitis in both hips, and he said a hip replacement. That kind of surprised me because when I went to a hip surgeon, he sent me to a spine specialist and said my hips didn't need replacement. I may be facing MRIs in both hips. It sure would be nice to be able to stand and walk more than three minutes without being in excruciating pain.

    Prayers and vibes for a successful and rapid healing from your surgery.

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  • Kgrammiecaz
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    So good to hear it went well. Prayers and hugs for a very speedy recovery.

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