Many of you have asked me, “What actually happens with a hip replacement?”
Well, you really don’t want to know the particulars. Suffice it to say, they use power tools.
But, if a picture tells a thousand words, here is the newest Xray of my new hip replacement.
So you can see, they pulled out my femur (from an incision in the front of my leg), cut off the eroded ball joint, put the prosthesis down into my marrow (which helped create anemia because marrow creates red blood cells and I lost quite a bit of blood and marrow – but I’m fine now), then the ball goes into a titanium receiver screwed into my pelvis.
OK… yes… it hurt A LOT for the first few weeks. But now, IT IS AWESOME. So, if you are considering this, go to a great orthopedic surgeon and find out your options. It is totally worth it.
THERE IS A FB PAGE: HIP REPLACEMENT FOR HORSE PEOPLE
Here is a link to the Hip Replacement for Horse People Facebook page. It was very, very helpful for me during the weeks leading up to my surgery, and the weeks following. These people will answer any question with total honesty. They understand. And, they are from all over the world… which I found very interesting.
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