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Old February 27th, 2016, 01:05 AM   #1
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After losing 80 percent of my range of motion over a short period of time and getting no improvement from phisio I had a MRI scan and x-rays done on my hip.

Summary of the report is a denegerative change to the hip joint with full thickness cartlige loss supereorly and a hip joint effusion.

The GP has referred me to a orthapedic surgeon saying it's likley a hip replacement is necessary.

Has anyone had this and got back on skates?
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Old February 27th, 2016, 01:33 AM   #2
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Hi cass38a,

That's a real Bummer, so sorry to hear.

I know a few folks that have had Hips replaced, but all have been 60+ and weren't Skating for some time prior to the replacements. None have had the desire to get back to it.

If you have good results, and want to return (with, or with out, your Doc's recommendation), I would highly encourage you to Get the Proper Hip Pads to wear every time you Skate.

You don't want to Damage the New Replacement Hip, or your other one either.

Best of Luck with your New Journey.

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Old February 27th, 2016, 03:30 AM   #3
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This situation is potentially reversible with proper natural nutritional supplement intervention.

I was skeptical that this was likely, but when a little over year ago, I was ending the outdoor skating season with my left hip hurting a lot every time I skated, and needing at least a day or two of recovery before it felt good enough to even think about going out again, I started to think → hip replacement

I was assuming all the years and 1000's of miles of cross country, track, bicycle racing, fitness running and outdoor skating had finally worn out my hip. I was about to consult with an orthopedic specialist, when I read some online hype stuff for some nutritional supplements meant to eliminate joint pain. At that stage my elbows and other joints were also starting to hurt and I was feeling like I was getting stiff in my lower back as well.

I decided to get a bunch of 30-day "free trial" intros to several different supplements that promised to quickly clear up my joint pain, and to my amazement they did!

Since then, I have continued using the ones that seemed to do the most, and all the joint pains, including the hip that hurt consistently for over a year of skating, no longer bother me at all.

If I delay reordering too long and miss taking them for as little as a week or less, the pain consistently and steadily returns.

I will put together a list of the supplements and some LINKS and post it here in a day or two.

One key item I believe was Magnesium, and near to 80% of Americans are nutritionally deficient in this mineral (soils depleted - food lacking), and it is a critical orchestrator for the body's ability to make proper use of calcium. The magnesium oxide version use useless and not very bio-available. The citrate, malate, glycinate and other versions are much better.

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Old February 27th, 2016, 07:06 AM   #4
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Hip pads will look pretty stupid under a skinsuit
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Old February 27th, 2016, 03:11 PM   #5
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Hi cass38a,

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Hip pads will look pretty stupid under a skinsuit
That would depend on which type you end up with, lots of options that are not so Bulky. Some of the Derby folks have some nice ones.

If your Avatar Pic is how you folks dress for Skating, then Helmets, Wrist Gards, and Gloves were once considered "Pretty Stupid" Looking too.

As Falling Injuries mounted, the Protective Gear became more Accepted, and some required in Competitions.

Perhaps you could start up a new Safety Trend in your Sport.

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Old February 27th, 2016, 03:29 PM   #6
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After losing 80 percent of my range of motion over a short period of time and getting no improvement from phisio I had a MRI scan and x-rays done on my hip.

Summary of the report is a denegerative change to the hip joint with full thickness cartlige loss supereorly and a hip joint effusion.

The GP has referred me to a orthapedic surgeon saying it's likley a hip replacement is necessary.

Has anyone had this and got back on skates?

Sorry to hear. I don't know I'd get at least a second opinion, but if you ust, you must.

I always contend that if you can walk, you can skate. Not to imply you can jump do spins or even hit deep edges. But skating should be therapeutic and enjoyable for anyone. And who knows, you may return to former glory.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 11:20 PM   #7
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After losing 80 percent of my range of motion over a short period of time and getting no improvement from phisio I had a MRI scan and x-rays done on my hip.

Summary of the report is a denegerative change to the hip joint with full thickness cartlige loss supereorly and a hip joint effusion.

The GP has referred me to a orthapedic surgeon saying it's likley a hip replacement is necessary.

Has anyone had this and got back on skates?
One lady on the team had hip replacement and is back to racing.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 04:30 AM   #8
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One lady on the team had hip replacement and is back to racing.
Any chance you can ask her if its OK for me to contact her and get her email or Facebook details. Love to hear her experience.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 08:13 PM   #9
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My Brother had his hip replaced about 3 years ago at age 64/65. He has been a life long ice skater and is an ex-Olympian from 1968.
He was back on skates in about 60 days. Just no jumping.

Just make sure you get a surgeon that is sports-savvy. And, also one that uses the latest techniques. My Brother's scar is only about 4" long. The new tech does not cut any tendons or muscle. They just stretch everything out of their way. I think the surgery only took about and hour.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 10:19 PM   #10
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How ya been mate.
Been reading about your hip and thought id chime in
My cousin had bone spurs on his hip and was told he needed a replacement.
Suffered for years.with pain.Was a AFL player for richmond/footscray and even played baseball for the florida marlins in the usa, spurs ended his career.
The replacements have a short lifespan .6-10 years .
He ended up having a resurfaceing done.And is now back to normal.
You might be in a different situation but you Definitely should get a second opinion.
Some doctors are just idiots and want to go the opp straight away.
He is a fitness nut.I will give him a call
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Old April 5th, 2016, 07:36 PM   #11
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Default Nutritional supplement→N-Acetyl Glucosamine

N-Acetyl Glucosamine - dosing up with this nutritional supplement could delay the need for a hip replacement for years. I'll post some others (like N-A-C, PQQ , Bioperine, Quercetin) that work synergisticly with it.
N-A-G also helps repair inflamed & "leaky" guts.

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What is N-Acetyl Glucosamine?
N-acetyl glucosamine is a monosaccharaide that is also related to glucose. However, unlike that simple sugar, N-acetyl glucosamine is not really a sugar but belongs to a class of compounds called amides although it is commonly described as a carbohydrate.

It is synthesized from the reaction between glucosamine and acetic acid.

N-acetyl glucosamine is pieced together to make a polymer known as chitin. Chitin is the compound that makes up the outer exoskeleton of insects and shellfish.

N-acetyl glucosamine is also found in cell walls of bacteria. Here, it is coupled with N-acetyl muramic acid by oligopeptide bridges to form a polymer known as peptidoglycan.

In humans, N-acetyl glucosamine couples with glucuronic acid to form hyaluronan, a major protective polymer found in joints and responsible for cushioning the grinding of bones against one another. In addition, N-acetyl glucosamine can be found in the mucosal layer of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Old April 5th, 2016, 08:52 PM   #12
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My Brother Tim, a life long figure skater, had his hip replaced about 2 years ago @ age 65. He was back on the ice after 90 days.
The procedure today leaves only a very short scar as they stretch everything out of the way to insert new hip joint. They don't cut muscle or tendons. Yes you will be sore for a few days.

My Brother had a great result.
Trust you have top-notch Docs.

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Old April 5th, 2016, 09:21 PM   #13
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If it was surgery or no more skating, I would choose the knife.
But there are always potential complications and not just the surgeon makes it work out well.

However I am all in on the most clinically proven nutritional option solutions FIRST, and only if they fail to turn things around would I do hip replacement.

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Two of the weekend regulars at our park had hip replacement surgery. Both returned to skating several months later. Neither of are racers although one skates moderately fast. Alternates between Bont Jet and Semi-race boots/4x110's and has no trouble with the larger wheels.
Imo, if you plan on getting back into racing I recommend padded shorts or some other form of hip protection. You don't want the hip taking impacts from falls.
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Two of the weekend regulars at our park had hip replacement surgery. Both returned to skating several months later. Neither of are racers although one skates moderately fast. Alternates between Bont Jet and Semi-race boots/4x110's and has no trouble with the larger wheels.
Imo, if you plan on getting back into racing I recommend padded shorts or some other form of hip protection. You don't want the hip taking impacts from falls.
Plus 1 on the padded shorts idea. I am already shopping for them after taking a landing on my hip/rear from sand buildup on lakefront outdoor path, that resulted in a bad hematoma last summer. Took more than a 1 month bite out of my training time, but I was lucky it didn't break at least. I sure wouldn't have wanted to land that one on an a replaced artificial hip.

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Old April 6th, 2016, 01:33 AM   #16
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3d printed/custom joint replacement. Thats what you need to look for. Its no bullshi* about the advantages of time spent in the OR, healing time, less pain, and overall performance of the replacements.

My mom had both her knees done, one standard replacement, one custom. The difference was quite substantial. My mom is not a sporty person by any means and had some poor recovery due to her lack of diligence. Its a fact that athletic individuals experience far less recovery problems than sedentary individuals. Even though shes not active much there was a huge difference in recovery and healing time. Additionally the operation was also 4 times faster.

Custom fit replacements for the win. Accept nothing less, this is the new age, not the stone age.
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Default Triple Joint Relief natural plant extracts

Link below details supplement containing three natural plant extracts that together neutralize the triggering inflammation factor that underlies most chronic hip issues:
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Totally agree on the Glucosamine. I have had both knees scoped over the years... am 67 yrs old now. The right knee had cartilage damage which I watched them shave and try to smooth over. They went as far as they could which was not all that much. That knee continued to give me problems for many years.. I could not skate, cycle or even walk far without getting fluid buildup on the back of my knee. I started to take Glucosamine and although I cannot recall how long it took, eventually, about 15 years ago my knee sorted itself out. Now I am able to do whatever with next to no problems at all. I do take care with what I do though.

Now, the unknown question is would my knee have come around by itself eventually or was it the Glucosmine? I don' know for sure but I still take the pill every day!

I have been led to believe that the GS replaces lost cartilage with another substance... not as tough but helpful non the less. Can't hurt to try but you may need to be very patient.
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I think the dutch have done studys on knee ops and now believe its best you leave them alone.
With time they get better on there own
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Old June 29th, 2016, 10:02 PM   #20
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I am going under the knife on the 16 July. The plan is for a hip resurface type of replacement which should have me back skating with no real downsides in 12 months.

Apparently they cant do a resurfacing if the femoral head in my hip is smaller than 48mm. This can't be measured accuratly until they slice me open. If I am smaller than 48mm then they will do a full hip replacement and I will find out the result when I wake up.

Either way it will be nice to be able to cut my toenails by myself, walk without a limp and to put shoes and sox on without pain.
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