- Dec 7, 2013
- United States
Long story short, I was scheduled for a total hip replacement last June. Unfortunately, due to some pre-op complications, I suffered a stroke and couldn't have the surgery. I'm doing fine, just needing to get this hip fixed. A friend mentioned the anterior approach. I know that recovery time is supposed to be easier, maybe, but I'm curious about the actual surgery itself. My PCP is concerned about my being off the aspirin. My neurologist said I need to decide whether I want to live with hip pain or risk another stroke. Since I can't live with the hip pain for the rest of my life, I have to risk of stroke. I'm curious about the actual surgery itself. Is it shorter than the conventional method? I had the other hip done 8 years ago and have done great with it. I'm terrified of having another stroke. Thanks.