Hip Replacement Guru

March 27, 2010

How many people under 16 have had a total hip replacement?

Filed under: Hip Replacement — admin @ 8:29 am

I am 14 and undergoing a total hip replacement and I was wondering how many have also had this being so young. I have a-vascular necrosis and I was curious to the out-come and the recovery. Thanks!

I’ve worked with a couple in my career;; infrequent, but, the kids usually think they can "heal" much quicker than an adult, so they tend to get back to their old routines (or should I say routines that they’ve been wishing for for a while) a little quicker than the average senior;; the doc’s also know this so they make "adjutments" with your surgery;; the healing process takes 6 wks for tissue, 8wks for bone;; you will most likely be noncemented so this allows you to heal "better" (considering you will most likely need another replacement in your lifetime), but it also means partial weight-bearing @ the start;; get your upper trunk & arms strong so you can get yourself around easier after surgery;; you should be fine, but always talk to your doc about these things,hon;; I knpw it’s hard when your parents & doc’s do all the talking, but remeber that YOU are the patient;; you have EVERY right to ask, & they have every right to explain all this to you…good luck!!

3 Comments »

  1. You are the first I’ve heard of at a young age. I wish you well and a speedy recovery.
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    Comment by LT — March 27, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

  2. I’ve worked with a couple in my career;; infrequent, but, the kids usually think they can "heal" much quicker than an adult, so they tend to get back to their old routines (or should I say routines that they’ve been wishing for for a while) a little quicker than the average senior;; the doc’s also know this so they make "adjutments" with your surgery;; the healing process takes 6 wks for tissue, 8wks for bone;; you will most likely be noncemented so this allows you to heal "better" (considering you will most likely need another replacement in your lifetime), but it also means partial weight-bearing @ the start;; get your upper trunk & arms strong so you can get yourself around easier after surgery;; you should be fine, but always talk to your doc about these things,hon;; I knpw it’s hard when your parents & doc’s do all the talking, but remeber that YOU are the patient;; you have EVERY right to ask, & they have every right to explain all this to you…good luck!!
    References :

    Comment by creed — March 27, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

  3. 14 is VERY young for hip replacement; it is rare for hip replacement to be done on someone as young as you are. Most hip replacement patients are 50-60-70+ yrs old.
    As for recovery, you should do just fine. I’ve had both hips replaced (when I was about 4 times your age) and I had a very good result.
    Take care of your new hip. It won’t last forever. The longer you can keep it the better. You will want to make it last as long as possible before you need revision surgery.
    References :

    Comment by Kraftee — March 27, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

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