I thought I'd start one thread for everyone to share their knee or hip replacement surgery experiences here.
One of the best things about coming to a health forum like WebMD is that you can hear from real-life people that have gone through some of the things you are experiencing and learn from them.
If you've already gone through your replacement surgery, please share your experience with us here. You can include things like how you made your decision, experiences with different types of doctors, recovery times, and anything else that may help others understand what's involved. How did your replacement surgery go? What led up to it and what are some of the details that you can share?View Thread
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More than 25% of seniors enrolled in the Medicare Prescription drug program hit the coverage gap known as the "donut hole" each year leaving knee and hip replacement patients short on cash or short on meds.
But, hopefully, relief is on the way!
This week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that more one-time, tax-free $250 rebate checks are being mailed to eligible beneficiaries across the country." Visit our WEbMD Newsroom as guest blogger, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, shares exactly what this may mean for you and how to claim your rebate.
How do you see this affecting your prescription costs? Has this gap in coverage prevented you from continuing your meds as recommended?
Results: 25 mg of herbal cannabis with 9.4% THC (the highest potency in the study), administered as a single smoked inhalation three times a day for five days, reduced pain compared to the placebo group.
What does all this mean? "We've shown again that cannabis is analgesic," Ware says. "Clearly, it has medical value."
What are your thoughts on the use of medical marijuana? We all know the stigma associated with the street drug use of marijuana, but would that affect your decision if you were given the option of prescription?
Have you ever tried marijuana as a pain reliever and, if so, what effect did it have on your pain level? Would you recommend marijuana to other chronic pain sufferers?
Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of info to share with you on heel or foot problems, which is probably so frustrating for you after all the experts you've already asked!
What I can do is try to point you in the right direction to find some answers and support. Since this board is made up of members and a Health Expert that are mainly experienced with Hip and Knee injuries, you might want to try posting your question on one of our other related communities.
These communities may have members with more experience in this area:
Sorry to hear about the pain you've been suffering through with your hip, especially at such a young age.
Since there are always differing circumstances and everyone's body heals at a different pace, the best thing I would recommend is asking your personal physician what his thoughts are about healing time based on your own heath.
But, in the mean time, I would suggest reading up on hip fractures and related info to get yourself prepared with good questions for him/her.