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    Bilateral THR Today is my 5 year anniversary

    Today marks my 5 year anniversary of bilateral THR at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Though it has been almost 3 years since my last post, I am thankful every day for the wonderful folks at Bonesmart and everything they did. I am also so very thankful to all of my Bonesmart friends...
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    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome?

    Hi all. I've been having some right knee pain recently that has caused me to stop working out for about 6 weeks with no improvement. So, I visited with my PT (from my hip surgery recovery) because I think he is the greatest thing since sliced bread and he advises me that he has seen this many...
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    April 1, 2011--2 year anniversary BTHR

    Friday, April 1 will be my 2 year anniversary of my BTHR surgery. To say that my surgery went well would be an understatement and so I just wanted to, once again, thank all of the folks at BoneSmart for all of their help, which was invaluable. It's nice to see many of the same names still...
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    trigger point dry needling

    I have been talking with my PT about the potential of being helped by "trigger point dry needling," a technique that is more common overseas in Europe and Asia and less common in the U.S. and Australia. It looks a little like acupuncture, but goes much deeper and, I understand, is not at all...
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    Another Sucess story from the other side

    Well I made it. BTHR on Wednesday, April 1, discharged Friday, April 3. I am home, negotiating stairs and I even walked around my cul de sac this morning. For me, the hardest part was the anxiety before the operation. I slept very little during the 3-4 nights before the surgery. I was going...
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    The Long Drive Home?

    I'm still 40 days out, but I have many questions, so I'll try this one. I will be traveling about 150 miles for my BTHR, will be fully weight bearing the next day, and will be discharged, I am told, after 3 days, if all is OK. The doc says people get on planes after discharge and do take...
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    Surgery date set-- April 1, 2009

    Well I've done it...selected my surgeon and surgery date: April 1, bilateral total hip replacement. It is as if a weight has been lifted from me. I am very much looking forward to living my life again. I'm sure I'll have questions, and I know there are risks, but I am at total peace with the...
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    New guy needs both hips replaced with questions

    Hi folks-thank you for your input. I am a 51 y.o. male 6' 2" 215lbs. I ignored this problem for many years but now know that I need both hips replaced. I am bone on bone in both hips, with lots of extra bone growth. I used to be very active, but not so in the last 5-7 years. I am considering...


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