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Old June 29th, 2016, 11:15 PM   #21
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I really hope it works out well for you.
I almost can't cut my right foot toenails, right hip got dislocated by a bucking horse, out for 12 years,switched from skiing to snowboarding, couldn't articulate the right leg to tip a ski on edge, just popped back in two years ago, afraid to go to the doctor, never got an x-ray (own a digital X-ray setup) skating has done the most to limber and loosen.
I'd suggest starting out working a bicycle, get the muscles limber and keep the heart and lungs working with no strain on anything.
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Old June 30th, 2016, 06:43 AM   #22
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I will assume you are bigger than 48mm.....LOL

Is that what my cousin had done.?

Well good luck with it....
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Old June 30th, 2016, 11:23 AM   #23
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I will assume you are bigger than 48mm.....LOL

Is that what my cousin had done.?

Well good luck with it....
Yes, that is what your cousin had. I have my fingers crossed that my hip bone is bigger than 48mm. The doctor won't know until he has me opened up and by that time it will be too late to reconsider.
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Old June 30th, 2016, 03:42 PM   #24
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sorry to hear about your hip.

A few comments:

1. Have you considered getting a McMinn replacement? Only the femoral head (and if neccessary the acetabulum) get exchanged. Basically all of the femur gets preserved, which is much better for sports. Plus these last much longer due to much fewer internal forces.

My mom had both her hips done like that and they have been excellent these last 10/7 years. She took up yoga, swimming (18 min. for 1000m breaststroke at age 65; I had a hard time going faster freestyle!) and walking long distances again without restriction of any kind. No high impact sports though.

As a physio my wife has seen quite a few patients after HR. Quite a few had different leg lenghts with the old technique. That's not an issue with McMinn.

No, my name isn't McMinn . As someone with a sports and biomechanics degree, I'm just convinced it is the superior technique.

2. Always go for a second opinion, preferably with a renowned specialist. There are so many different operating techniques and developments on the market. 'The Hip Replacement' is not state of the art. Maybe McMinn is outdated or has been improved by now.

3. One of the guys from my club took up speedskating again after a hip replacement. He always wore padded shorts on top of his skinsuit. Very nice guy, after a while everybody knew, nobody cared.

But he was always afraid of 'the nasty spill'. So he quit again after eight years, despite falling for a few times without any damage to the hips.



@jackbkwikn We are talking width here ...
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Old July 1st, 2016, 02:40 AM   #25
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Hip resurfaceing is probably what you are referring to. Most of the bearings used a few years ago have been taken off the market due to complications. I am hopefully getting a Birmingham hip resurface. But they only do them on men under 50, in good health with femoral headdss over 48mm. Apparently the smaller ones have been removed from the market.

I saw a hip specilast orthopaedic surgeon who referred me to another surgeon who had more experience with resurfaceing so I got two opinions.
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Old July 1st, 2016, 06:35 AM   #26
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Okay, sounds good. I wish you the very best of luck!
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Old July 1st, 2016, 06:50 PM   #27
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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.
cass - what have you done so far as a test in the way of nutritional supplementation? If the answer is nothing, I feel sad to hear that, knowing how much you love skating.

Nutritional options are ALWAYS your 1st & best choice for dealing with chronic (not acute) health issues. You can always move on to more invasive procedures if you see no improvement with clinically proven nutritional changes and supplementation --- BUT, there is no going back once the scalpel cuts into your flesh.

Remember this, the decades long control of medical schools across the world has reached the stage where the entire 8-year medical curriculum is effectively devoid of any serious nutritional material. 90%+ of doctors getting their medical degrees are BY THEIR TRAINING nutritionally ignorant.

90%of chronic health issues are nutritionally (and toxicity) caused or aggravated, yet most conventional doctors have near ZERO consideration for the nutritional or environmental aspects of ill health -- which are typically at the root cause of the problem.

cass. at least do this - get a hair & blood analysis for mineral, vitamin and hormone deficiencies/imbalances, and if any red flags show up, address those things before surgery.

Either way - good luck!

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Old July 1st, 2016, 10:05 PM   #28
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Not to harp on about my cousin.
But he spent 8 years in pain trying every nutritional and alternative therapies before any surgery.
And hes the dedicated type .Day in day out even meditation. He was like a nutritional swarmy and meditation guru.
Went from 105kg of muscle to 85kg skin and bone.Became a vegan.
Tried it all....
Surgery fixed it....
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Old July 1st, 2016, 10:24 PM   #29
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Not to harp on about my cousin.
But he spent 8 years in pain trying every nutritional and alternative therapies before any surgery.
And hes the dedicated type .Day in day out even mediation. He was like a nutritional swarmy and meditation guru.
Went from 105kg of muscle to 85kg skin and bone.Became a vegan.
Tried it all....
Surgery fixed it....
Did surgery fix him being a vegan
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Not to harp on about my cousin.
But he spent 8 years in pain trying every nutritional and alternative therapies before any surgery.
And hes the dedicated type .Day in day out even mediation. He was like a nutritional swarmy and meditation guru.
Went from 105kg of muscle to 85kg skin and bone.Became a vegan.
Tried it all....
Surgery fixed it....
Vegan diets trigger many issues. Not all hip issues will respond to nutrition, but it is the best place to start.
Most people consume too much crap carbs and crap fats (bad vegetable oils).

I advise people to avoid FAT REDUCED products entirely. Fat is good & essential for good health

Only eat full fat dairy products. Replace empty carbs with grass fed dairy fats, or coconut/palm/olive/avocado oils ONLY. Starving yourself from quality fats can cause food cravings. over eating and obesity.

Getting a proper Omega 3 to Omega 6 lipid ratio is difficult with what the standard American diet contains. Fast foot & especially snack foods are way overboard on Omega 6 fatty acids.

Knowing the right nutritional approach requires a detailed mineral and blood analysis - perhaps hormones too., depending on the issues.

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Old July 2nd, 2016, 03:12 AM   #31
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I have seen the MRI scans and X-rays showing that I have no cartlige left and the cysts on the femoral head.

I have seen two orthapedic surgeons, a phisio and GP.

I have felt the pain and suffered with basic tasks.

I have eaten well, no alcohol, smokes or drugs and excercised regularly since I was a kid and never been overweight.

I have been taking glucosamine for years.

I will be going with the advice of the surgeons and roll the dice that I will be in the 98% of people who have a successful surgery.

I intend to be back skating and racing in 2017 and believe the professionals advice is the best.
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I have seen the MRI scans and X-rays showing that I have no cartlige left and the cysts on the femoral head.

I have seen two orthapedic surgeons, a phisio and GP.

I have felt the pain and suffered with basic tasks.

I have eaten well, no alcohol, smokes or drugs and excercised regularly since I was a kid and never been overweight.

I have been taking glucosamine for years.

I will be going with the advice of the surgeons and roll the dice that I will be in the 98% of people who have a successful surgery.

I intend to be back skating and racing in 2017 and believe the professionals advice is the best.
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Old July 2nd, 2016, 08:23 AM   #33
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Good luck man.

The hardest part is fighting that " awe, i feel great! Im healed!" Feeling.

Be careful after they do their work, treat yourself like a crystal glass.
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Operation was a success, avoided a THR and got a Birmingham in the smallest size. I am out of hospital and on crutches now until September. My leg is already got a better range of motion than it had prior to the operation so fingers crossed I will have a good recovery.
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Operation was a success, avoided a THR and got a Birmingham in the smallest size. I am out of hospital and on crutches now until September. My leg is already got a better range of motion than it had prior to the operation so fingers crossed I will have a good recovery.
Sounds like it went very well. You sure can't beat that surgery result for the speed at which improvement can arrive once the pain and trauma both subside. Good luck going forward!

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Take it easy bud. Hard to fight that feeling of "Well, I FEEL OK" lol.
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Old July 27th, 2016, 06:29 PM   #37
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That's good news. Be sure to take it slow and stick to the rehab. You don't seem like the type to slack though
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Old July 29th, 2016, 05:12 AM   #38
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Operation was a success, avoided a THR and got a Birmingham in the smallest size. I am out of hospital and on crutches now until September. My leg is already got a better range of motion than it had prior to the operation so fingers crossed I will have a good recovery.
Glad to hear things went well, hope for a fast recovery.
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so cass38a... how is your recovery coming along? It's been almost 3 weeks. Hoping you'll get everything back.
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so cass38a... how is your recovery coming along? It's been almost 3 weeks. Hoping you'll get everything back.
In one word "Awesome"

Bad news first,

1 my leg from about mid thigh to waist is still a bit swollen and bruised and has the ugliest scar............. girlfriend is repulsed by it.
2 Still sore to touch but getting better and I am off the good drugs.
3 I posted a x-ray onto Facebook the day after the op when under heavy sedation and didn't look at it and all my friends have now seen a very clear representation of my manhood with a catheter in place and didn't realise until it had been public for hours.
4 I have put on 3kg of fat and lost my six pack............ combined with the loss of a lot of size off my thighs since I stopped intensive training I no longer look fit.

Good News now

1 My range of motion is almost back to normal and I am walking around without even limping. (First few steps each time I get up are dodgy)
2 I stopped using 2 crutches a while ago and lost the single crutch a few days ago.
3 I am walking between 5 to 10 klm a day
4 last night I did an hour on the treadmill at 5 kph and a incline of 12% with an average heart rate of 140bpm, first time I have done anything that I would consider exercise.
5 three weeks out and my leg is better than its been for years and I could function with it as it is for the rest of my life. The doctor said it will be 6 to 12 months to recover so I am very happy already.

And the best news, not related to skating or my hip is that I went to court today re child custody and will be seeing my kids again for a few days a fortnight from this weekend. My ex wife has been withholding them from me for the past 5 months.
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