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fobbed off with Physiotherapy

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Sue31, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Sue31

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    I’ve got by bilateral protrusio and osteoarthritis in both hips. Had mri to confirm both with a private consultant which I was recommended on here but have been fobbed off with 3 months Phsyio. Which is doing nothing. What do I do now ???
     
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    I had a couple months of PT. Apparently, it shows that you cannot be fixed/helped by the PT. I understand many insurance carriers want to know that 'everything' has been tried before they will authorize Surgery.
    NEXT TIME: Before I post, I will look up the problem before I spout off. I didn't know protrusio. :banghead:
     
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  3. Jaycey

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    PT will do nothing for your condition. I would go back to your GP and ask for a referral for a second opinion. I am surprised the private consultant recommended PT!
     
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  4. Alfie888

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    It just sounds like a box ticking exercise. They probably don’t want to jump straight in with a replacement because of your age. I imagine I’m going to be put through a similar scenario very shortly. 3 months of physio for a damaged joint does seem a little strange though.
     
  5. Jaycey

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    @Sue31 You need a new surgeon. If you would like my help in finding someone please let me know.
     
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  6. Sue31

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    @Jaycey new surgeon?? I can’t afford to pay private again . I was told the surgeon I saw was the best in my area and came highly recommended. So not sure what to do now
     
  7. sequin98

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    Sounds like they are trying to waste time because of your age. I have been there, and despite the decline in quality of life, I still had to go through things that did zip...hang in there! :tiredwheel:
     
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    @ Jaycey
    I read above where you were offering to help a member find another surgeon. I have been in touch with Josephine but she maybe having trouble finding or hearing of a good surgeon who will operate on a 171/2 stone 74 year old !
    Just wondering if you had heard of anybody please?
    Best Wishes and Happy New Year.
    Margaret.
     
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    Well I wouldn't say he is the best if he is just sending you to PT. Up to you, but you can always ask your GP for a referral to the NHS. You may have to wait - but with this PT business you are waiting anyway.
     
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  10. Mojo333

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    Even if you are having to check the boxes, my surgeon told me after I finally got my OA diagnosis, that physical therapy would do nothing but aggravate my hips.
    If you go, make sure you don't let them require you to do things that make it worse.
     
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