Friday, September 13, 2013

New Hip On It's Way

During my adult life I've put a lot of wear and tear on my body and being 6'1" doesn't help either, leverage and gravity take a toll on us tall folks. Time for a hip replacement.  Can't delay any longer, first the right hip followed a weeks later by the left. The right hip gets sliced and diced September 30th.

I had arthroscopic surgery to my left hip back in April of 2011 and my right hip in September of 2011. I was told that there was no guaranty that arthroscopic surgery would do the trick for the long run. It got me through the last two years without to much of a problem.

I've chosen Dr. Andrew Jun in Santa Monica, CA. to cut me up. When choosing a physician I look at patient reviews (Angie's List and other online reviews), methodology ( through research it's clear that anterior hip replacement is the way to go) and a doctor who has performed countless hip replacements. 

I've lost considerable strength in my legs due to my lousy hips. I'm looking forward to getting the replacements done and then start working on getting my strength back. Right before surgery I'll set up the CycleOps on my 700 and prepare for rehab.

The table (less the young lady) used for Anterior Hip Replacement...YIKES...put me to sleep fast!!


3 comments:

  1. Good luck Mark! Hope you have a speedy recovery and get back out there on three wheels soon.

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  2. Get after it, Mark. We look forward to your first rides and posts after the big chopping. Yikes! What a table. Medieval, anyone?

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  3. Glad to hear you're doing well, Mark! As for me, my anxiety is shooting to the roof. I'm turn between ceramic hip or metal hip. I've heard a lot of not-so-pleasant stories about them from stryker hip lawsuit, squeaking sounds and cancer. I have a very limited mobility and must come up with a decision sooner.

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