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Diane wrote at 2014-09-30 05:49:56
I had a fracture in my hip in May of 2009, and the orthopedic doctor on call  in the ER repaired it with 3 screws the next morning. By November of 2009 the longest one of the 3 broke completely in half. So lucky me had a complete hip replacement in December 2009. I was 44 at the time and the pain was so awful I didn't think I would make it.  I did nothing to damage the screws, and think they were defective myself. I could understand if I had ran or fallen or hit the hip, but I was barley able to walk. Long story but I don't think they are done with my hip as of yet.


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I can answer questions on physical therapy after hip replacements; The problem of depression after this surgery; How to find a good surgeon; What questions to ask when interviewing a surgeon; What to expect after surgery; How hip surgery affects a younger person; What you can expect insofar as healing; Pregnancy issues, and all general questions on recuperation.

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I had my first set of bi-lateral hips put in at the age of 16. I am now 50. I have had to have my legs virtually reconstructed each time I have had the surgery. I know first hand how this surgery can affect all facets of homelife, career, child bearing, and physical appearance.

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BA English 1981 Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
BA Education 1983 CUNY, Staten Island, NY
MA Special Education 1984 CUNY, Staten Island, NY

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