Posted by Mara
on October 22, 2000 at 00:28:10:
In Reply to: Hip Replacement due to Osteoarthritis posted by Linda on October 16, 2000 at 22:58:07:
: Has anyone heard of any other alternative surgery if someone is too young to have their hip replaced?
Hello, I'm a 29 year old female who is 5 weeks post-THR (born with a bad hip). I lived with pain for a decade before undergoing surgery. I DO NOT regret my decision. Exactly 2 weeks post-op, ALL my pain disappeared, and I was more mobile than I'd been in years. Youth has its advantages and disadvantages when it comes to THR. I accept the fact that I may need two, possibly three more of these surgeries in my lifetime. I guarantee that when I need the next one, I will not hesitate; I'll gladly and thankfully throw myself on that operating table and tell my wonderful surgeon to get to work, because I've got living to do! How young is young enough to seriously hesitate (even in the face of quality of life issues)? I suppose when a person still has growing to do... THAT'S too young.