Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of our Irishmen & women out there! Whether you have a little Irish in you or not, we all love a good reason to celebrate and St. Patty's Day is said to come with some LUCK built in!
What's one thing that you feel "lucky" to have in your lives? Have you felt like a little leprechaun searching for their rainbow? Share some of the good fortune you've found with us!
Or, share how you were so "lucky" to have your TKR or THR.
Follow the link to read the Pulse Blog story and find out more.
Have you already had your joint replacement surgery? Were you ever told you needed to wait until your later years to have the replacement done? If you've already had it, are you happy with the results?View Thread
Welcome to the WebMD Communities! Since this is the Knee & Hip Replacement community, we would not be able to answer your questions. But, I encourage you to participate on our Kidney Disorders Community where you will find more appropriate support.
Today being Friday (TGIF!) we will do a Roll Call to get to know everyone in the Knee & Hip Replacement community. We'd love everyone could check in today and every Friday, if possible, just to let us know how things are going for you
I know that not everyone is able to post each and every day, but we do want to hear from you! If you're able to post something on Fridays just to let us know what is going on in your corner of the world that would be great.
I also encourage each of you to fill out your "Community Profile" where you can post whatever you care others to know about you. You can also read other Member profiles by clicking on their user ID. You'll see the link to fill yours in right above "Staying Informed" on the left sidebar.
It would be so nice to build a community where we all know each other beyond our medical conditions and share a chuckle (or tear) or two! I hope you'll all join in!!
To break the ice, it's nice to have a few starter questions, so I'll post our Friday Five's here where you can copy/paste/answer in your reply just to kick things off. So, here's this week's Friday Five:
Thought this would be fun/interesting, since most places (at least near me) don't even sell newspapers anymore.
1. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?
2. Sunday comics or weekday strips? Which comic is your favorite?
3. Do you read your daily horoscope? Do you believe in it?
4. Does the paper become bird cage lining, do you recycle, or does it get thrown in the trash?
5. Where do you read the paper? At home, at work, or elsewhere?View Thread
How long ago did the pool incident happen? Did you see a doctor then, or have you seen once since? If the latest x-rays were at 6 weeks post op, I would ask for a new set to be done to make sure I hadn't done anything serious.
I'm not sure if this would explain exactly what your MRI means, but I did find an article on Hip Impingement which may help you understand your predicament a little better.
This WebMD article explains it this way, "Your hip is the joint where your thigh bone meets your pelvis. It is called a ball-and-socket joint because the ball-like top of your thigh bone fits into a cup-like area within your pelvis, much like a baseball fits into a glove.
Normally, the ball glides smoothly within the socket, but a problem with the ball or socket rim can interfere with smooth motion. This problem can cause hip impingement or femoro acetabular impingement (FAI). It is believed to be a major cause of arthritis of the hip"
I agree with Swank, and believe you need to speak to your doctor to have him tell you exactly what your MRI is showing him. That's the only way you'll know for sure.
Good luck and please come back and share what you find out with us! View Thread