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    THR Update on teen who had both hips replaced

    Its been some time since I posted about my then 15 year old son and both his hip replacements. I thought I would take the opportunity to post here about his excellent recovery as a way to encourage others who like us agonized over the decision to have their kid go through all this. I'm not...
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    Connecting with teens/parents of who have had THR

    @AlexoRI....my son now 16 had both hips replaced last summer. I can't recommend the Mayo Clinic enough. I know it's not close but the care he got there was amazing. I will look for your separate thread and will be happy to share his story if it helps at all. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Connecting with teens/parents of who have had THR

    vbc7987, tbatt9 here. I am so sorry to hear about the ordeal your daughter is going through. My 15 year old (now 16) son has had both hips replaced. First in July, second in August. His hips were near collapse due to AVN within both femoral heads. He has had some rough patches in his...
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    Thanks for all the replies. Special thanks also to Josephine for all your expert guidance and encouragement. You helped me tremendously as I was freaking out over every little thing my son was going through. I will be likely posting less often now that thank God he seems to have come thru the...
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    Update on Matthew. Its been about 7 weeks since the second hip and he has been off the walker and using a quad cane for couple weeks. He seems like he will be off the cane in another week or so. He has been able to use stairs although he hasn't had to much. He only takes a couple Tylenol...
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    Krista, I laughed out loud when I saw your post as we tried to get him to use that exact walker. His grandmother was visiting us from Maine and she uses one. She wanted to leave it for him to use and replace hers when she got home but being the stubborn prideful teen he is he absolutely...
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    Thank you for your comments. I think part of our problem is our expectations were not realistic about the recovery. When we first were considering doing this I assumed he would need a prolonged recovery time. I was thinking he might have to wait until high school was over and try and do this...
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    Update as to Matthew. He is now 4 weeks post second hip, 10 weeks post first hip. First the good news. His blistering rash as a result of an allergic reaction to the surgical glue resolved, although its left him with an ugly scar we hope fades soon. His nerve pain in his foot is still present...
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    Maya'sdad, thanks so much. I remember reading your story as we were trying to figure out what to do. Glad to hear your daughter is doing well. Matthew is progressing but it seems a little slower than for the first hip, which itself was done less than only 8 weeks ago. I guess that's to be...
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    Sorry forget about the last issue I started to post about. Meant to cut that line. Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    Thanks. Of course you are right. Spoke to the dr a couple times since my post and he is sure it's an allergic reaction to the dermabond glue. I asked why it didn't happen with first hip and he explained that reactions act this way in that often the first exposure doesn't do much but subsequent...
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    Just as I start to think everything is ok another issue comes up. I emailed photos of Matthew's surgical wounds and the dressings off to his surgeon this morning as his incision had a lot more drainage than the last time and just looked nastier to my eye. He wrote back, "It looks indurated...
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    So we are at day 5 post op for second hip and almost 7 weeks post op for first hip. The good news so far is that we were better prepared for the home transition and didn't have the immediate crisis we did upon getting home last time. He is eating well and is more alert. But on the other hand he...
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    Oops. Sorry about that X-ray. I haven't slept much in last few days and I didn't even notice as I was looking at the implants. We are back home now and so far so good. Much better transition to home this time. We are following the mantras this time to the letter. Thanks again to this site and...
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    THR 15 year old has first new hip

    Thank you all for your kind replies. This site has been huge help in getting through all this. Yesterday late afternoon they pulled the nerve block catheter. The good news with that is the numbing goes away so should be able to move better but downside is his pain went up a lot. They have him...

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