I had hip replacement surgery last year. I went through physical therapy up until a few months ago and feel like I am almost back to normal. I used to be very active in sports such as tennis and golf. After the physical therapy, I was able to do some of the activities again but I needed support for every day activities. These support shorts that i got at braceability really helped and the customer support was excellent.View Thread
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Knee replacement surgery can relieve severe arthritis pain and may help you walk easier. Wear and tear, illness, or a knee injury can damage the cartilage around your knee bones and prevent the joint from working well. If your arthritis symptoms are severe, your doctor may recommend knee replacement.
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I see that many people are posting about hip replacement and revision surgeries and where to get accurate information. My best friend was in a skiing accident and unfortunately just found out that he was implanted with a Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR, a recalled device. Not having any idea what to do, he turned to the web and came across www.recalledhip.com where he found a lot of great information. If you're not sure where to turn to, I would definitely recommend checking it out.View Thread
I had TKR rt. knee back in 2006 with Pulmonary embolism (PE) 2 days later with months of heparin. Fell on it in 2008, now have grinding and clicking but no pain. OS says xray shows everything okay. Now lft knee has broken down with MRI showing total destruction of joint at end stage. I know OS will want to replace it but I am more interested in cleaning out the garbage v.s. replacement. I am 77 and large female. Should I risk possible PE again? Barb View Thread
Having surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or meniscal cartilage knee injury does not reduce a person's chance of later developing knee osteoarthritis , says a study published in the August print issue of the journal Radiology. The study followed up on 326 patients who had been previously diagnosed with persistent knee problems 10 years earlier.
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