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4/5/16 9:37 A

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Glad to hear it's going well for you!
I had bi-lateral THR at 47, 16 years ago. When I had this done, several doctors wanted to wait, but like you, I couldn't sleep and had major problems even walking.
I told the doctor at the time that I fully expected to have a revision done in 10 years as I was "going to beat the #!@% out of them" as I too have always been active. What happened was work and life got in the way and I became less active and put on too much weight. Long story short, I lost a bunch of weight, and needed to have my right hip revision 3 months ago (but I did get 16 pain-free, active years out of the first one).
Recovery was as expected, but surprisingly, very little wear on the LEFT hip, so no revision in the foreseeable future.
I agree, after THR, you feel like a new person, and your new hips feel like you've had them your whole life. Best of luck and stay active!

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3/20/16 8:39 P

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I am a 49 year old mother of 4 and a lifelong athlete. I had hip pain for years and went from doctor to doctor. I went through years of cortisone, physical therapy and just living with it. I finally found a doctor who knew immediately what it was, pistol hip dysplagia ( a CAM deformity), a genetic disorder that developed in my teens. This lead to a Femoro-acetabular impingement. As a result of it not being diagnosed for so long I had labral tears in and torn/shredded cartilage both hips causing my hips to "lock up" when sitting, standing, biking, etc. They were both so bad the doctor could not repair the labrum but instead had to remove a third of it in each hip. He also cleaned up the cartilage and reshaped the femoral head to allow for the bone to move as it should in the joint. My right hip was done in 2013 and the left in 2014. At this time I had mild-moderate arthritis in each hip from this defect. The goal of the surgeries was to hopefully put off a THR for at least 10 years. Well that was not the case. I just had a THR of my left hip in January. The pain had gotten so bad I could hardly sleep. After the surgery I was told I had a nickel size area of bone on bone. Ouch! I am now 8 weeks post op and can honestly say I wish I would have had the THR in the first place. Recovery has been a piece of cake compared to the other surgeries. I am wondering if anyone else has been through this and how it has gone for them. So far my only concern is that I am having pain in my non surgical hip and quadriceps now......

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