Hip Replacement Guru

March 27, 2010

Is there anybody out there that has had a hip replacement at 30yrs or younger?

Filed under: Hip Replacement,Total Hip Replacement — admin @ 7:18 am

I was told that I will need a hip replacement and I am only 28yrs I am very scared. I wonder if there is any one out there that has done it at my age or close to it. what is your experience?
My pastor had his first at 25. He’s had three since then, all in his thirties.

He was perfectly fine. He walks with a permanent limp, but he’s not in pain.

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  1. My pastor had his first at 25. He’s had three since then, all in his thirties.

    He was perfectly fine. He walks with a permanent limp, but he’s not in pain.
    References :

    Comment by keevelish — March 27, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

  2. 28 is very young for total hip replacement. Actually, anyone under 60 has traditionally been considered "young" for hip replacement. Nevertheless, there are people even younger than you who have had to have the surgery. I’ve had both hips replaced (at age 59). Regardless of age, it is a very successful surgery in how it relieves pain & restores function in people who otherwise would end up in wheelchairs.

    May I recommend a couple of web forums/discussion groups that hip patients (many of them relatively young) use to discuss hip issues?

    http://groups.msn.com/hipuniversesupportgroup/general.msnw
    http://disc.yourwebapps.com/Indices/8340.html

    The first one requires that you sign up (but is free).
    The second requires you to register to post anything but you can read posts without registering. It is also free.

    Both sites have all ages posting and you should be able to get lots of response to your questions as they are quite active.

    I’ll also give you another link to a website developed by an ortho surgeon as a service to hip & knee replacement patients, in (slightly fractured) English translation.

    http://totaljoints.info/

    There’s no advertising on the site. One specific page that may interest you is this one:
    http://totaljoints.info/young_age_for_thr.htm
    References :

    Comment by Kraftee — March 27, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

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