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Hip and knee replacements on the same leg

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Myrto83, Sep 25, 2009.

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  1. Myrto83

    Myrto83 New Member

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    Hello everyone!
    I am almost 3 months post op on my left hip and I am doing great!!! Sometimes it feels too good to be true, I had forgotten how great it is to go out shopping or dancing!:D
    I was wondering if someone has done hip and knee replacement surgeries on the same leg. My rheumatologist said that I should start considering knee replacement on my left knee some time in the following 2 years, as the joint is really damaged (it was the first joint affected from arthritis when I was 3 years old).
    For the last months I didn't think about it that much since I had my hip to worry about but now I am starting doing some research on the topic.
    Plus, next week I am going to have fluid removed from my knee and a cortizone injection in the joint. I have this procedure done 1-2 times per year in both my knees but it's the first time after my hip replacement.Should I expect something different?:sct:
    Thank you!

     
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    Heaps of people have! Many have had all four joints done. If you look at this thread 17 Years 5 (FIVE) Total Joint Replacements! you'll see a man who's had all four and a shoulder done!

    However, it's less common in one so young. But that's not actually significant of anything. People do just fine with multiple joint replacements.
     
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    We've had a few folks on the forum here who have had both and it was not a problem at all. They were better afterwards. I also have a good friend who has had both knees, both hips and just for good measure had one hip done twice. All this was in the course of 20 years or so, but nevertheless, he's had multiple replacements.
     
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    BEST of luck. Myrto!!! Please let us know everything goes!!! (:)0)
     
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