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Krista
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Krista

Female, 69, from Midwest

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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Feb 1, 1948 (Age: 69)
    Location:
    Midwest
    Occupation:
    Retired office worker, substitute teacher
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    Had RTHR on July 21, 2015, had a difficult "recovery" and was never able to walk without a limp and gluteal & hip pain afterwards, always needing walking aids. Could not get help from original surgeon so went for second opinion. I was diagnosed via physical exam and MARS MRI in Feb, 2016 with a tear of my gluteus medius tendon. I had tendon repair surgery and exploratory of the hip prostheses to make sure everything was fine on Oct 27, 2016. My two new surgeons did a wonderful job! I had hardly any pain afterwards.

    I am now 9 months post-op, and still have some weakness in the surgical leg, although I walk an average of 6 - 8,000 steps per day. It's much better than before the surgery, since I can balance on that leg alone now. I still use a cane when outside, but that's more due to problems with my spine.

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    Right gluteus medius/minimus tendon repair Oct 27, 2016
    Right THR, July 21, 2015, antero-lateral, uncemented

    Balloon kyphoplasty repair of T-11 vertebral fracture August 18, 2016
    Compression fracture of T-11 vertebra July 24, 2016

    My threads:
    [REVISION THR] Krista's Gluteus Medius Repair 1 Year post THR
    [THR] 6 months post-op, still can’t walk unaided without limp'
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