My name is a Ken.
I am a 54 year old computer professional from the United States who was told I needed total hip replacement surgery, right away.
Although I knew there was something wrong with my hip for years, the new information and urgency was a shock.
I researched many different resources to find out as much information as I could about my options. I tried to find others who had been through the surgery, and scoured the internet for information to answer my questions and soothe my fears and concerns.
I learned there was much information out there about total hip replacement surgery. Some was very good, some was biased, and some was true but weighted heavily to benefit lawyers or hospitals. There is very little information discussing the experience from the patient’s point of view at all stages of the the total hip replacement.
- Stage 1 – Prior to diagnosis
- Stage 2 – Diagnosis
- Stage 3 – Surgery decision
- Stage 4 – Surgery preparation
- Stage 5 – Surgery
- Stage 6 – Post-Surgery recovery
- Stage 7 – Physical therapy and living with the hip replacement
- Stage 8 – Second hip surgery (In my case)
* I am not a doctor and don’t give out medical advice. You should always contact your medical professional before making any decision dealing with your health.