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Has anyone here already had a hip replacement? How are you?
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Several friends of mine have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery. With only 1 exception, the result has been quite positive and they have regained most normal function. The one exception was an individual who had badly deteriorated bone structure. So long as the attachment points for the artificial joint are solid, I would think your prognosis is good. I wish you well.
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Yikes...how did this happen? I know you were already dealing with stuff.

I still have both of mine intact, but Le Wife had both of hers replaced when she was in her 50s, a result of being both strenuously active at the time and dealing with serious osteoarthritis. Since then, she's had surgery on both shoulders and knees (one of each after we met and tied the knot). She's still generally quite physically active, involved in dance exercise classes most days of the week (pre-COVID, but she's slowly getting back to routine).
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I've had both done, the left one in March of '18 and the right one last November. You want to make certain you go with a doctor who does the Anterior Approach, AND has a lot of experience in doing it, as well as an experienced team. I was up and walking same day with both, back to riding my bike 5 weeks after the first one, and a little longer after the second. My biggest takeaway? Why did I wait so long?! Years of suffering for nothing. I've only ridden twice so far this season due to crappy weather, but it was such a wonderful feeling to be on the bike and have ZERO hip pain. As Nike would say, "DO IT!" And good luck!
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Sorry to hear that, Attila. I had hip replacement surgery in 2019. The (highly recommended) surgeon did what he called a modified anterior procedure. Right after the surgery, he said to me, "It usually goes easy - yours didn't. You have very hard bones." They had me up on a walker the day after the surgery, but it was 3 weeks before I was able to use a cane, and another two months before being able to walk without the cane. Other people that I visited with progressed much faster. My physical therapist said, "Don't compare your recovery with anyone else - do the work and you'll be better than you were before the surgery."

Realistically, it was almost 6 months before I felt I was better, and worked my ass off exercising. No regrets. I feel I am back to where I was before I started having trouble with my hip (6 years ago). I definitely put it off longer than I should have. I had switched to scooters 5 years before getting the hip replaced, because I couldn't throw a leg over a motorcycle (well, I could, but it hurt like hell). With the new hip, I can once again toss a leg over a motorcycle, but have thoroughly enjoyed my scooter riding and plan to stay with that.

I've heard others say, "No pain afterwards..." That wasn't my experience. At this point, I still have occasional pain after a heavy physical workout. Apparently, I have a reasonably high pain tolerance: when the surgeon looked at my Xray before the surgery, he said, "I am amazed that you were able to walk in here." No accident induced injury to the hip, but my work was physically demanding. The other hip is still in reasonably good shape.

With a broken hip, your options will be a partial or full hip replacement, depending on the extent of the break. No doubt, your medical people will be able to put you back together, and the recovery time will depend on how you can tolerate the physical therapy.

My surgeon was pretty anti-motorcycle riding. He told me, "Your days of riding are done - too much change of destroying the work I did."

I fired him (after the surgery, of course). It was right at 6 weeks before I was able to do that first short scooter ride. I credit my desire to get back on my scoot as the incentive to work so hard on the physical therapy and exercising.

Good luck with the hip replacement, do the work, and know you have a lot of scooter folks here pulling for you.

Sending good vibes your way,
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My closest knowledge about hip replacements is that my father had both of his replaced. He was happy with the result, everything went well. He even survived a canoe trip on a river the next summer, where his canoe tipped over....
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... You want to make certain you go with a doctor who does the Anterior Approach, AND has a lot of experience in doing it, as well as an experienced team. I was up and walking same day ...
Totally agree with this. There is less recovery time with the Anterior Approach. Had mine done in Sept. of 2019. There is a little numbness in the upper outer thigh area, which they told me could happen. It doesn't affect my daily routine or riding the scooter.
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I had the incision area numbness for the first one, but it went away after a year or so. I had no numbness after the second one, but the overall recovery took 2-3 weeks longer. One of the most impressive aspects of the entire process was "Bone School", where they teach you about the what, where's and why's before the surgery, and also all of the PT you're going to have to do post surgery. Doing that greatly increases their success rate, and your outcome too. It really helps your recovery if you start PT month or so before so you're ready to go immediately after, and you're in better shape.
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Sorry to hear your bad news Attila. I can't comment/give advice on hip replacements as I still have all my original joints, but good luck with your forthcoming medical procedures.
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I attended a talk some years ago presented by a surgeon from a local hospital, the topic was better joint replacements. I have a weak stomach, so much of the presentation I heard, but didn't see.
He said he would not cut muscle, but move it out of the way, replace the joint, then move everything back. He said it made replacements much easier on the patient.
My MIL had a hip replaced (the normal way, I guess). She had to spend weeks/months sleeping with a pillow under her knees, etc.
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Thank you all. Adding details, this hip had already been broken and then repaired after an accident (with a Vespa) in 1987. The knee was also broken and that too bothers me but we are treating it with drug infiltrations. The hip was diagnosed with severe stage 4 coxarthrosis.
I also have the onset of arthrosis in my left elbow .... I fear that my days on a scooter are about to end.
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Thank you all. Adding details, this hip had already been broken and then repaired after an accident (with a Vespa) in 1987. The knee was also broken and that too bothers me but we are treating it with drug infiltrations. The hip was diagnosed with severe stage 4 coxarthrosis.
I also have the onset of arthrosis in my left elbow .... I fear that my days on a scooter are about to end.
Attila we are all on the same boat... Some days are better than others...

You MUST think positive and that alone will help you more than you can possibly imagine...
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Sorry to hear this Attila. Wishing you the best and hoping you don't have to give up riding. I have friends that have had new knees and hips and they have breezed through it and still continue to ride. The recovery was amazing after the surgery too, although not without some pain at times. Good luck my friend!
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Also sorry to hear this Attila. You've been through a lot and you will get through this. I'm sure it feels like a huge kick in the ass after the last year.1/2. I wish you all the best and a quick recovery.
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Sorry to hear about the hip, get well soon Attila!
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I have 2 co-workers that have had hip replacements. One did great and bounced back quick, the other did good but it took awhile to recover. After all is said and done you would never know either one had hip replacements. Both doing great. The one has a Ruckus he bumps around on but he's replacing it with an ebike. The other rides motorcycles still.
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Thank you all. Adding details, this hip had already been broken and then repaired after an accident (with a Vespa) in 1987. The knee was also broken and that too bothers me but we are treating it with drug infiltrations. The hip was diagnosed with severe stage 4 coxarthrosis.
I also have the onset of arthrosis in my left elbow .... I fear that my days on a scooter are about to end.
The healing will take some time, but having a goal to work towards is helpful in a positive outcome. Only you can make the call if getting back on a scooter is the goal... but I suggest committing yourself to a goal. Walk to the corner - goal achieved. Make it up a flight of stairs - another goal. Once around the block, taking a moment to smile at the pretty girls - yep, another achievement to work towards. If "getting back on a scooter" makes the list, you have something to work towards.

Keep us posted.
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Well, bad news, but could be worse. Of the choices of hip, knee or shoulder, my impression is that hip is the easiest. You should sail through it fine....not that it's easy, but still..... Best of luck.
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Very bad news ...
Today I had a general orthopedic visit in the hospital of my city but ...
The doctors told me that I have to lose 30 kilograms first and then that the surgery (in my case) is very risky because of my pancreatic problems, I could die.
The problem is the anesthesia and what it entails with my pancreas; therefore I will have to go to Rome to another large hospital where there are many specialists and above all places in intensive care.
Well ... I will immediately begin the weight loss process and shortly before the operation I will notify you, hoping to hear from us again later.
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Very bad news ...
Oof, that is bad news. Wishing you success on the weight loss, that's never easy.
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So sorry to hear about this Attila. Please keep us informed. Miguel
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We are in similar boats, Attila...

My left knee has passed its "use by" date. I had to have some cartiledge removed about ten years ago and now I need to go the replacement route. I must also lose 25kg before the operation. Losing weight when you can't do physical exercise is tough.

I suppose I could just stop eating altogether...
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Not the news you want to hear Attila. Anaesthesia techniques have become a lot more sophisticated and specialized in recent years. With a good specialist medical team in Rome you might get a more positive prognosis. Please keep us all posted on developments, we'll all be rooting for you.
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Bum and bugger. Sorry to hear that. 30kg is lot to lose - and exercise isn't going to be easy for you.
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With the spread of the news among friends and contacts, a solidarity competition was launched to help with transport by car from Latina to the hospital in Rome for visits and checks (in Covid era it works like this ...).
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With the spread of the news among friends and contacts, a solidarity competition was launched to help with transport by car from Latina to the hospital in Rome for visits and checks (in Covid era it works like this ...).
Well, a bit of good news. But overall sounds like a pretty trying time. Wish you the best. Maybe we should start a weight loss support group here....no pressing need, but I could use it too.
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Yes, glad you have lots of support. Bummer, still. But maybe it might work out better, losing the weight (I hate dieting but love being lightweight), and having the surgery will improve your QOL. But still sucky right now! Hang in there! We need our Italian here and out riding!
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I had the acetabulum reconstructed and my recovery has taken more than I expected. 3 months to bear weight and three more months of physical therapy. I have snuck out on my scooter a few times at the end of the fourth month but those were few and far between.
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Best wishes to our Man on the Scooter Scene in Italia
Attila,

Hey, you will do well and be fine. I am sending the Good
Spirits that inhabit the North Woods of Frost Bite Falls
Minnesota to insure your medical success. I think they
might be Vikings who got as far as Northern Minnesota.

Story: I was getting less opportunity to exercise. The
only thing I could do was control my weight. I was
231 pounds and getting heaver. I had watched all the
television programs for losing weight. I thought there
must be something easier.

For me - this worked. I had 4 cookies with coffee in the
morning. I ate one turkey sandwich with mustard for lunch.
Then, I was able to come home and face my wife's heavy
fat cooking at night. In 12 months, I went from 231 pounds
to 198 pounds.

Many approaches work. It ultimately is all about calories.
I was under 800 calories before I came home to face my
wife's cooking.

Best wishes - I am still over weight but feel pretty good.

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Sorry to hear this news but keep a positive attitude. Your mental attitude going into and through this definitely helps deliver a positive outcome.
About 5-6 years ago I weighed about 250lbs. At 6'1" I didn't look fat but I was starting to feel like shit. Every joint ached, low energy, etc. I came across a book that was advertised in Bicycling Magazine- "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis. I was not a fan of fad diets and goofy weight loss schemes but thought " What do I have to lose?" Before buying the book I checked it out of the library and started reading. Ended up buying the book and followed it very closely. PreCovid I was 185 lbs of muscle. I slacked a bit during the lockdown and am now close to 200lbs. I'm tightening things up and getting back to normal. Bottom line- check this out if you can. Weight comes off, blood work improvement is amazing, energy like a teenager, etc. Doesn't really cost anything extra to try. Diet is 90+ % of weight loss. Exercise is great but diet is the key.

Good luck to you!

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Sorry to hear this news but keep a positive attitude. Your mental attitude going into and through this definitely helps deliver a positive outcome.
About 5-6 years ago I weighed about 250lbs. At 6'1" I didn't look fat but I was starting to feel like shit. Every joint ached, low energy, etc. I came across a book that was advertised in Bicycling Magazine- "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis. I was not a fan of fad diets and goofy weight loss schemes but thought " What do I have to lose?" Before buying the book I checked it out of the library and started reading. Ended up buying the book and followed it very closely. PreCovid I was 185 lbs of muscle. I slacked a bit during the lockdown and am now close to 200lbs. I'm tightening things up and getting back to normal. Bottom line- check this out if you can. Weight comes off, blood work improvement is amazing, energy like a teenager, etc. Doesn't really cost anything extra to try. Diet is 90+ % of weight loss. Exercise is great but diet is the key.

Good luck to you!

Bob
I have it sitting in my "to read" pile for a couple of years now. I think I understand the gist of it already, but maybe it's time?

Glad it worked for you!
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Sorry to hear about this latest challenge, Attila. Good luck with the weight loss (helpful all around for your health), getting the surgery, and your recovery. You have a lot of scooter friends here pulling for you. Keep us updated.
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Best of luck
Sorry to hear this Attila, but I'm confident you will prevail. I'm right there with you on the weight loss.
(also, if you can wave your arms over your head for a bit several times a day it will help. Anything with your arms above your heart gets it pumping and increases your metabolism. Plus it helps prevent frozen shoulder.)

Hang tough!
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Attila, best of luck!

I just learned the first of the week I'm going to have some work done first of June a bit higher up. Right shoulder, rotator cuff damage.

This will be the second repair operation on this shoulder first being in 2011. The original damage was done in 1999 0r 2000 when Isuzu tee-boned my sidecar outfit while I was making a right turn into my driveway.

This procedure will be done by the same doctor who did the one back in 2011, would be nice if techniques have improved over that time but still ten years service on any repair work is not too bad!

I did ask about warranty on the last repair but was told I missed out by one year, Physician Assistant said only nine years warranty on that work!

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I have it sitting in my "to read" pile for a couple of years now. I think I understand the gist of it already, but maybe it's time?

Glad it worked for you!
Yeah, give it a second look. If you give it a try, do it 100%. The first couple of weeks is a bit difficult but after that it's easy and you'll want to stick to it. Not really a weight loss program but a whole body change...It really worked for me. My doctor asked me to talk about it in more detail on my first appointment after I was on it for about 8 months... He couldn't believe the changes. He said I made him feel guilty for having a pizza the night before! You can still have pizza... just with almond crust...I make them all the time.

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The main problem is that the surgeons are afraid that I go into pancreatitis during the operation due to the anesthesia, in which case I could be killed. So the problem, after losing weight, is to find an anesthesiologist and a surgeon who take the responsibility for doing the operation. Well ... I would hate to die from a hip replacement surgery ... More sorry for my old mother who is still saddened by this situation because of me. Today she told me that God should give me a discount because of the suffering I have endured for half of my life. Here ... I knew it, I'm crying on myself ... Excuse me.
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Today I wrote a short autobiographical letter about my health conditions to a famous Italian doctor who works in a large clinic in northern Italy.

"My story begins way back in 1987 as a young man with high hopes and a good job but already obese ...
One summer morning I am the victim of a serious car accident, I suffer various fractures including hip, femoral neck, tibial plateau and two fingers of the left hand; operated, I follow a long rehabilitation process and after a year of treatment I am discharged.
But a crazy fate is lurking, a few months later I begin to have severe abdominal pain.
I am admitted to the civil hospital in my city but no one seems to understand what is happening; various tests are performed as I turn yellow on repeated occasions and once I am even admitted to infectious diseases for suspected hepatitis.
It is all a succession of painful episodes involving the abdominal area until the pain becomes continuous, I am hospitalized for the umpteenth time and I am operated on for suspected peritonitis but here is the bitter surprise.
No one had noticed that a stone had closed the gallbladder ...
Diagnosis: hemorrhagic necrotic pancreatitis.
Operated several times by Professor xxxxxx's team, a large part of the pancreas is removed and only the part capable of producing insulin remains; of course it didn't go so smoothly.
I went into respiratory failure and intubated with hospitalization in intensive care and I also had a severe episode of wound septicemia which was resolved by "manually" cleaning the affected part of the pus (without anesthesia). I remain with a fever of 42 degrees for a week and with a refrigerated mattress but I manage not without the last final tragedy.
The feeding catheter becomes infected and the infection takes me to the eyes, nobody knows what caused it and in the meantime time passes ...
I am transferred to the reanimation ward now reduced to skin and bones and semi-blind, discharged after a couple of weeks my father finds an ophthalmologist at Umberto Primo in Rome: doctor xxxxx xxxx.
Immediate diagnosis: candida infection, cure: fluconazole ... and she saves my sight but only one eye, the other is now compromised. To save it but not functional, I am hospitalized at San Carlo di Nancy in Rome where after glassectomy and other operations I am discharged with a diagnosis of open angle glaucoma, monitored first with Trusopt and today with Saflutan.
For about ten years I remain with a good weight but on the operated part of the abdominal wall a large hernia develops and in addition since 2000 I begin to gain weight again ... psychological reasons? I don't know ... sometimes I feel like I'm looking for an excuse for my mistakes but I've always felt like a survivor from moments when I begged for death as a release from what I was enduring.
However, around 2005 I have another pancretitis which is treated pharmacologically at San Camillo in Rome, I am discharged.
In 2016 my father died and I took over the family business, a farm and perhaps due to the efforts of the work suffered by the heal that presses on the pancreas I have another pancreatitis.
Treated at the Santa Maria Goretti hospital in my city three months after discharge, I have an intestinal block which has been resolved with emetics and a nasogastric tube.
A year later I have another pancreatitis always due to excessive strain and subsequent intestinal blockage, at this point after having resolved these last adversities I decide to further change my eating habits, I do a pancreas exam at Gemelli in Rome which shows nothing but in the in the meantime, either because of the age (I'm 60 and started at 27) or because of the excessive weight (130 kg for 1.85 meters of height) the hip damaged by the accident wears out and needs to be replaced with a prosthesis .
Three years ago I left the business and retired due to partial incapacity for work.
Now I am on a strict diet to lose at least 35 kg. but on a visit to the ICOT trauma hospital in my city they are still not available for hip surgery; reason for any complications arising from the condition of my pancreas during anesthesia.
I just ask for some advice and possibly to know if where you work there is an orthopedics department in case I want and can be operated at your hospital."
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And I thought I had problems. My advice, come to Nashville and get in Vanderbilt Hospital. I feel lucky to have doctors with their level of skills.
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- 9 kg. in three weeks.
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tonymarchman wrote:
And I thought I had problems. My advice, come to Nashville and get in Vanderbilt Hospital. I feel lucky to have doctors with their level of skills.
Thank you but Nashville is a bit far for me, I will go to the Tor Vergata University Polyclinic in Rome.
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