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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Lauraso9, Oct 21, 2018.

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    Hello. Getting ready for my surgery next month on November 13th. I’ll be getting a right hip replacement.

    This week I have to have a hip aspiration scheduled which I’m getting nervous about. I talked to my brother-in-law earlier. He has had both hips replaced and has told me that he never got hip aspirations and that instead he had an MRI instead. Is that something I can get as an alternative?
     
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    Hi, Welcome to BoneSmart. Thanks for joining us!
    Let's have the forum Nurse, @Josephine educate us on that. I experienced THR but not a hip aspiration before surgery. I'll look forward to her response.
    I hope you have a good week. Following are some articles that may be of interest to you.

    Recovery Aids: A comprehensive list for hospital and home
    Recliner Chairs: Things you need to know if buying one for your recovery

    Pre-Op Interviews: What's involved?

    And if you want to picture what your life might be like with a replaced hip, take a look at the posts and threads from other BoneSmarties provided in this link:
    Stories of amazing hip recoveries
     
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    First you need to find out exactly why your surgeon needs to do an aspiration.

    I can think of no good reason why it should be done. Sounds daft to me! The only reason I know of for an aspiration is to check for infection which wouldn't seem appropriate in your case.
     
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    Sorry I am so late on seeing these replies. It was done to check for infection. I do currently have metal in there from a previous surgery where I fractured my acetabulum. Results came back good and I’m scheduled to have my hip replaced Tuesday! Wish me luck!
     
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    So glad everything still a go.
    Bye bye hip pain!:yes!:
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Don't know of any other reason for doing it!

    Good luck with your surgery!
     
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    :hi:Hope all is well with you.
    First days can be tough but sending you healing hugs and hope they have been taking good care of you!:ok:
     
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    Hi :wave:
    Best wishes for your comfort.
    Please update us when you're able.
    We're here for you.
    @Lauraso9
     
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    Thank you! I’m on day 4 of recovery. Finally feeling a bit more myself. Trying to rest as much as possible. Didn’t realize trying to relax and take it easy would be so hard. But I’m hanging in there. Icing a few times a day and taking oxy every 6 hours. Still on a walker for now.
     
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    Glad to hear you are staying ahead of the pain and sound BORED. That means you are doing things the right way. :giggle:
    I think I keep the ice on more than I left it off for the first two to three weeks! It is a great anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.
    All temporary...so do try hard to stay slow and easy.
    You'll be back to life in a big way soon.
    Healing hugs:roseshwr:
     
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    Congrats on your new hip. Wishing you a quick and steady recovery. Looking forward to hearing about your journey.
     
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    Hi :wave:you're doing great at less than one week post op.
    The Nurse Director of the forum, Josephine, recommends icing for no less than 40-60 mins per session.
    Target several times per day.

    Recovery does get boring but just think of the things you'll be able to do without pain soon enough. :happydance:

    Wishing you a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving!
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    I love this forum. You are all so positive.
     
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    I am having a hip revision after a RTHR 9 years ago. My surgeon as a matter of routine does an aspiration 2 weeks before a hip revision to check for a type of bacteria that can lurk in a THR without being visible on x-ray or MRI or showing up in blood tests. Sounds like a good policy to me.
     

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