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Hips For You is a guide to Total hip replacement (THR), hip problems and hip treatments. Hips For  You is not controlled by medical companies, doctors or hospitals. It it a patient to patient guide  featuring: hip replacement articles, doctor information and personal THR stories.

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NHS in England Rationing Hip Replacement Patients

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Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are needlessly suffering in pain while they wait for hip operations because care is being rationed by the NHS, leading doctors have warned.

The waiting list for hip, knee and other orthopaedic operations has risen by a quarter over the past eight years to more than half a million in 2016…
…According to NHS England the waiting list for non-urgent orthopaedic operations referrals- the … Read the Rest

Robert Hess’s THR at 80 Years Old by Dr. Henderson 2016

Published on Nov 16, 2016

My name is Robert Hess and I’m 80 years old and I had a hip problem for 3 or 4 years, suffering and I had a meeting with Dr. Henderson and we decided to perform the surgery. I spent overnight in the hospital after the surgery. Went in at 7:30 in the morning. The next morning they had me up walking around the hospital with a walker and after lunch

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Total Hip Replacement Procedure by Dr. Greidanus

Published on Dec 8, 2016

Hip Replacement Procedure – Video on Indications, Complications and Prognosis With Pictures.
In a total hip replacement also called total hip arthroplasty, the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components. The damaged femoral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem that is placed into the hollow center of the femur.

The actual surgery usually lasts from 1-2 hours, plus another 1-2 hours for prep

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Metal on Metal THR Wear Information

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Abstract: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been performed for nearly 50 years. Between 2006 and 2012, more than 600,000 metal-on-metal THA procedures were performed in the United States. This article reviews the production of metal wear debris in a metal-on-metal articulation and the interaction of cobalt and chromium ions that ultimately led to a dramatic decline in the use of metal-on-metal THA articulations. Additionally, the article reviews mechanisms of metal wear, … Read the Rest

Bilateral THR at 17 Years Old by Emily Schatzel 2

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Published on Dec 2, 2016 – Helloooo everybody, as I begin to start focusing on arriving in Brazil for my year abroad, I decided that I am ready to speak more about the double hip replacements I received in August. Here is a video of me describing the truth of pre-op and a little bit about post-op. In this video, I tell the full story of how I felt … Read the Rest

Bilateral THR at 17 Years Old by Emily Schatzel 1

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Published on Jul 24, 2016 – This is an introduction to my arthritis, avascular necrosis and hip dysplasia story. I will be creating vlogs that document my double hip replacemements. When researching hip replacements, I found it difficult to find stories of young people receiving joint replacements. I will be sharing my experience for those who are younger than the average age to receive joint replacements to have a … Read the Rest

Doctors Successfully Perform High Risk THR Surgery on 102-year-old

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NEW DELHI: A team of doctors at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh successfully performed a rare hip replacement surgery to correct the fractured neck of the left femur of a 102-year old patient recently. Within 48 hours of the injury, the patient was back on his feet…

…The team was led by Amite Pankaj Aggarwal and Umesh Deshmukh…

…Amite said, “Given the advanced age of the patient, there are many risks associated … Read the Rest

Karen McKinzie’s Anterior Total Hip Replacement 2015

Published on Mar 18, 2015

Karen McKinzie experienced hip pain that interfered with her interior design career and daily life for years. Osteoarthritis had caused her hip joint to disintegrate. When she looked into hip replacement, she discovered her local Baylor Medical Center offered an anterior approach. In this innovative procedure, surgeons reach the hip socket through an incision in the front of the hip. Since no major muscles or ligaments are cut, patients experience … Read the Rest