Hip Replacement or Hip Resurfacing
By February 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm 756 4 2
This is the first time I'm posting here.
I'm 46 & have been diagnosed with gross osteoarthritis in both hips. I've been told I need a double hip replacement. According to my X-ray my left is worse than my right but I have more pain in my right.
My mobility is getting worse but I try & keep myself active in fact my dr can't believe I am walking. I swim regularly & walk my dog even on a bad day. I can limp at a fast pace!!!
I am so scared of the hip replacement as I know I will be very limited after the operation & that I will have to have the other side done. I feel sometimes that I have hips now that I can't do a lot with but when I have the op I will have hips that I will be able to do things with but doctors say they won't want me doing as fear of dislocation. There are things which I can do now but again won't be able to as again fear of dislocation. It all seems a but scary!
I met a woman the other day who had hip resurfacing done as with that you can be much more mobile but my consultant informed me they don't do it in women as more successful with younger men.
I am thinking of seeking second opinion as I am active & still want to have a good quality of life back as it really does wear me down.
I would love any tips or advice as it is quite stressful for me at the moment as also have bulging discs in lower back which aggravate me as well!
Thank you for taking the time to read this