They don't use cement normally in hip replacements. Usually the weight will cement them in place. How do I know this? I had a total right elbow replacement that I know was cemented. I was curious about my hip so I asked my doctor how long before the cement takes hold in my hip. Thats when he explained to me that hips usually do not use the cement. I'm not sure about knee replacements. That's a good question to bring up to your doc.
I hear alot of folks haveing problems after their surgeries. I found to my surprize instant releif after my hip replacement. Sure I had surgical pain... but the joint pain was all but gone. I guess I'm a pretty lucky puppy. I have a great doctor. It it still very strange to walk and not have that same pain that I used to have. Downfall is that now I feel the pain in the right hip more. Will get that done in Aug.
I agree with you that the site has changed quite a bit. I had my total hip replacement in Aug. I too had a bit of "exagurated" knee pain also. My doc says it is because I was compensateing my weight. With physical therapy and REALLY watching how I walk has helped a bit. However, before my hip replacement I knew that both my knees were bad with arthritis too. Both knees need replacement too. I am waiting to see what hapends after both hips are replaced. I plan on getting my right hip done this comming August. Hopefully with both hips replaced that will take some pressure off my knees.
I sure wish I had an answer for you. Hope you feel better soon.View Thread