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  • FirstBubba
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    I can't think of any hip transplant recipients I've talked to that didn't wish they had done it sooner! LOL!
    Within 50 miles, there are 3 hospitals that do hip implants.
    About 120 miles away is McBride Orthopedic (Bone & Joint) Hospital in Edmond, OK.
    The surgeons and medical staff are beyond excellent!
    Some of the locals go to the "saw bones" in a local abattoir and wonder why their implant bothers them.
    "Did you go to Bone & Joint?"
    "Nah! I went to (local twerp)!"

    The Dr. who did my hip implant was once the "Head Orthopedic Surgeon" for the US Olympic teams!
    The hospital hallways are lined with autographed pictures of numerous, well known professional and amateur athletes!
    Last time I talked to my surgeon, he told me the implant he used on me was designed by Dr. McBride.
    In 2018, he was still seeing a patient that Dr. McBride had done surgery on in the late 1950's! ..
    and is still going strong!

    For orthopedic needs, go to a proven doctor/clinic/hospital.

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  • CD2
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    With my kids health stuff we have made a lot of connections medically.
    Top notch guys/facilities.
    If they don't do it, they know who does.

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  • CD2
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    I know that whatever I need done down the line, major...........won't be done in any local hospital.
    They advertise all sorts of joint replacement and heart stuff.

    No freakin' way.

    Drive 50 miles to the good docs/hospitals.
    My outpatient deal recently, was done local..........had to, ER............but I got the best general surgery doc in town, and best anesthesiologist.
    And they were good too LOL

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  • CD2
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    My stepdad was a wuss. Bad hip, hobbled around for yrs.
    Finally got it replaced. Surgery went well and he said first month sucked, but after that it was less pain that what he endured for years and it went away. Said he should have had it done sooner.

    Old timer I know just had his done, said it was a piece of cake (late 70's).

    Know a guy at work that had his knee done, they screwed it up and he had to have it done again.
    Came out OK, but he was off work for a while.

    Now he needs his other done. Big time weightlifter guy. Another coworker did same stuff, he's had a shoulder and knees replaced. Younger than me too.

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  • CD2
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    My back hurts substantially less since I got my appendix out.
    Wonder how long that thing was adding to my discomfort.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by CD2 View Post
    Coworker got a knee replaced last yr about this time.
    ​​​​​​He is in CObackpack elk hunting right now
    Before hip replacement surgery, I hurt sitting in a stand, but I never really got cold.
    AFTER surgery, i don't hurt near as bad, but literally, on those cold, frosty mornings? My a$$ is freezing, my feet are okay, but that damn "arn" hip gets cold as hell! LOL!

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  • CD2
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    Coworker got a knee replaced last yr about this time.
    ​​​​​​He is in CObackpack elk hunting right now

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  • MichaelMurr
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    Personally, I have never had any surgery but I have friends who have often used such services and have been satisfied.
    Even a friend recently turned to cosmeticsurgeryforyou.com and I understood that everything was at a maximum level, the specialists behaved nicely with the patients and insisted not to make mistakes or something like that. I think this is important and I am glad that there are still such companies.
    Maybe I'll turn to them soon, but I have to think hard, not to be sorry later.
    Last edited by MichaelMurr; 09-12-2020, 07:29 AM.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by Happy Myles View Post
    Do what the doctor recommends, not us old codgers. My wife as had both hips and a rotator cup repaired, no regrets. I had a knee done ages ago, one cortisone treatment with the big needle was enough for me. We do not get younger and the conditions worsen. Could be worse, they shoot horses.
    Big G, your question really doesn't have an answer.
    Knee replacements have different effects on different people.
    No matter how good an implant is, it isn't and can't compete with your natural knee.

    With an implant, you learn to compensate in ways you never thought possible.
    Instead of planting your foot and rotating, you learn to rotate before planting your foot.
    A little inconvenient and uncomfortable to begin with, but it eventually becomes second nature...until that moment your brain decides to plant and rotate and you find yourself lying in a sweating, quivering, pain wracked heap on the floor and through the waves of pain you think, "Dang it! I planted first!"
    The difference is, when the pain finally subsides and you're able to regain your feet, you're not headed to an ER, you just limp a little until it quits throbbing....until you have the next brain fart and plant first before rotating! LOL!
    It's been 13 years and I STILL screw up occasionally!
    I can still do everything I could do before the implant, just not the same way.

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  • Gary Devine
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    Originally posted by Happy Myles View Post
    Do what the doctor recommends, not us old codgers. My wife as had both hips and a rotator cup repaired, no regrets. I had a knee done ages ago, one cortisone treatment with the big needle was enough for me. We do not get younger and the conditions worsen. Could be worse, they shoot horses.
    Thanks Guys for taking the time and your opinions. ?
    My knee doctor said a knee replacement is the better way to go and is a guarantee against pain still hanging around in ten months.
    My 54 year old neighbor had his knee scoped by my doctor and he is playing softball with no pain.
    Question, could my neighbor play softball with a knee replacement?

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  • Happy Myles
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    Originally posted by Happy Myles View Post
    Do what the doctor recommends, not us old codgers. My wife as had both hips and a rotator cup repaired, no regrets. I had a knee done ages ago, one cortisone treatment with the big needle was enough for me. We do not get younger and the conditions worsen. Could be worse, they shoot horses.
    99, a second opinion is sound advice. These days surgical procedures seem to get better as time goes by

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  • Gary Devine
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    Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
    I have a prosthetic hip.
    It was installed in '05. Had I only known, I would have done it MUCH sooner.
    1) Joint replacement surgery isn't the "bug-a-boo" it was even 10 years ago.
    2) The younger you have a replacement done, the easier it is to get back on your feet.
    3) Research and vet a replacement surgeon VERY well. My replacement surgeon was once the head orthopedic surgeon for the U.S. Olympic team.
    4) DO THE REHAB!

    Big G, a friend had knee replacement surgery done the same day I had my hip replaced.
    Two weeks later, I was walking with a cane. He was on crutches.
    Six weeks later, I kept a cane in my truck for emergencies. He was still on crutches.
    Knee replacement, I think, is the hardest "joint replacement" surgery to overcome...but well worth the effort!
    If there is even the slightest chance the surgery "may not" be successful or may have to be redone in a few years, go with the replacement.
    If I'm not mistaken, you're above "average" size.
    If your knees are breaking down, the surgeries will only continue.
    Do the replacement, do it once and go on about your life.
    I kneeled my whole life on concrete slabs, concrete crawlspaces, ceramic floors, hard wood floors and other hard surfaces. I wish I knew when I was younger to protect my knees. Now, I have two one inch thick heavy duty black protable knee mats on my work truck. I bought them at the Home Depot. They help a lot. ?
    I warn all the young guys in the trade today, to buy knee pads or knee mats. If they don't listen they will pay for later in life. ??????
    I could not climb up my tree stand without a cortisone shot in my knee. ??

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    To me, surgery would be more desirable than a replacement. The Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine corrects athelete injuries all the time with micro surgery.
    Replacements can go wrong. A RN friend had to have one of hers done twice because of a failure. A guy I know had both done at the same time - he said he would never do that again. I also understand a replacement is only good for so many years. That is all I know about them.
    Being a skiier and working out in a spa I think my joints are o.k. In the spa on the machine doing leg presses I was pressing 1150lbs 15 times. I think that helps to keep the structure of the knee in good shape.
    Big G!
    Canada?
    C'mon! Gov't run healthcare?
    Remember the Obamacare death panels?

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    To me, surgery would be more desirable than a replacement. The Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine corrects athelete injuries all the time with micro surgery.
    Replacements can go wrong. A RN friend had to have one of hers done twice because of a failure. A guy I know had both done at the same time - he said he would never do that again. I also understand a replacement is only good for so many years. That is all I know about them.
    Being a skiier and working out in a spa I think my joints are o.k. In the spa on the machine doing leg presses I was pressing 1150lbs 15 times. I think that helps to keep the structure of the knee in good shape.
    The Clinic fixes up million dollar athlets all day long without problems.

    #1 that.s Canada
    #2 they are talking about arthritis.

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  • 99explorer
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    Originally posted by Happy Myles View Post
    Do what the doctor recommends, not us old codgers. My wife as had both hips and a rotator cup repaired, no regrets. I had a knee done ages ago, one cortisone treatment with the big needle was enough for me. We do not get younger and the conditions worsen. Could be worse, they shoot horses.
    Happy, with all due respect, surgeons tend to recommend surgery.
    To a man whose only tool is a hammer, every problem is a nail.
    I can only think of one exception.
    After having total knee replacement recommended by one orthopedic surgeon, I waited a full year, and then visited another orthopedic surgeon, who asked me if I could climb stairs in reciprocal steps without having to drag one leg behind me.
    I answered yes, and he said I was not yet ready for a complete joint replacement. When a surgeon tells me I do NOT need surgery, I believe him.
    I waited about another five years before the pain convinced me that I was ready.

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