I am scheduled for bilateral THR next month. I am having the direct anterior approach and was wondering how much pain is usual after this procedure and for how long. I have a friend who had replacements done with the posterior approach, at different times, and she said she had absolutely NO pain from day 1 for either one, but I am pretty sure she can't possibly be typical. And can anyone "feel" the implant in the hip, or does it feel like your natural hip (just without the pain).View Thread
Anyone had the oxinium hip by Smith and Nephew implanted? Any problems? It sounds great on their website, but, of course, they are trying to promote it. I am allergic to nickel, so I don't want a cobalt-chrome ball and I am nervous about ceramic shattering (although I know the ceramics they use these days are much better than they used to be).View Thread
There is a new product made by Smith and Nephew called oxinium, but that is just for the ball portion. Are you allergic to titanium too (which is what the stem and cup are usually made of). Also you could have a ceramic head with plastic or ceramic liner.View Thread
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