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Posted by: Lerato | 2010/03/10

Hip Replacement?

At what point should one consider a hip replacement. My mother (63) has been suffering for the past 4 year of a painful hip joint. She has consulted a number of doctors but the pain persists. walking is a major challenge for her currently. She is now on vertex. when would be the right time for her to do a replacement.

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Dear Lerato
If the pain is so unbearable that she has difficulty walking it is probably a good idea to have it done sooner rather than later as the hip joint just progressively becomes more damaged the longer she struggles to walk. Please make an appointment with an orthopaedic specialist who specialise in hip surgery- he would be the best to give an opinion.

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Posted by: Jane | 2010/05/25

Can calcium other vitamins restore cartilage and can a hip replacement be done on a person with fibromyalgia as will the sore muscles reject the artificial hip?

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Posted by: Healthy Bones | 2010/03/23

Dear Lerato
If the pain is so unbearable that she has difficulty walking it is probably a good idea to have it done sooner rather than later as the hip joint just progressively becomes more damaged the longer she struggles to walk. Please make an appointment with an orthopaedic specialist who specialise in hip surgery- he would be the best to give an opinion.

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