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Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-20-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Are there diagnostic tests for hip pain?

Hi kevinla:

I have had two hips replaced by an orthopedic surgeon, who did a wonderful job. Never have had any problems. Was in my 70s at the time and will soon be 87.

Orthopedic surgeons are...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-20-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: 13 weeks post op THR

Hi Eskay3:
I have no idea of what "spinning" class is but it sounds like something that would be hard on hips - not to mention a newly replaced one! And I also don't know much about what goes on in...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-16-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Right side Pelvic hip pain

Hi again, Munamuna:

So glad that you consulted a doctor and found out what to do about your pelvic pain problem. I think that hernia surgeries are fairly routine these days and think that you can...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-08-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Right side Pelvic hip pain

Hi Munamuna:

I think you have written an excellent description of the pain that is currently bothering you and I urge you to print this and take it to your regular doctor to begin with and he/she...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-10-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Hip surgery

Dear curly101:

Yes, my thought is that you should go ahead and have the hip replacement your doctor is recommending. You are 58 and I was in my middle or more 70s when I had each hip replaced a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-16-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: knee replacement taken out due to infection, anyone????

Hi nana b:

I sure am glad your doctor is checking for infection in your knee replacement!

I have never had a replacement taken out for any reason and do understand that you are scared However,...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-14-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Tkr and fever HELP

Hi nana b:

Well - here it is the next day after your posting and I am wondering how things turned out? Did you call the on - call doctor? If I were you and I am not, I would have done that. That...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-23-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: I need ADVICE

Hi MKS:

I am not sure, from what you write, whether you are taking something to ease this pain you are having from the knee which "needs to be replaced." And why did your surgeon laugh at you?...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-04-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Total Knee Replacement

Hi janld:

I have been wondering how you are coming along, so was glad to read your latest post. You sound like you are in much better spirits and I am happy for that. Thanks for letting us know...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-23-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Things I've Noticed on the Board re TKR

[QUOTE=janld;5400787]The Health Board is the most wonderful thing in the world for me. I just wish someone would post and write--hey--that happened to me!!! I see a lot of people read the post...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-13-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: To Hip replacement or not

Hi tlaurose:

I can only say that I have had both hips replaced in surgeries a year apart and would do it again without hesitating! The surgeries took away the pain and I have not had one moment of...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 10-03-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Total Hip Replacement - Equipment needed?

Hi again:
Forgot to mention that the meds after my two hip surgeries covered all the pain and I really didn't feel any. The strong meds were weaned off after a certain amount of time and less strong...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 10-03-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Total Hip Replacement - Equipment needed?

Hi:
I am so glad that you will have your husband with you for the surgery and afterward - away from home and back.

I think I had some kind of nerve block for anesthesia and I always ask the...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 10-01-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Total Hip Replacement - Equipment needed?

Hi:

It's me AGAIN!!
I just remembered that although I started out with my walker having just wheels in the front, and straight legs in the back with a tennis ball on each end, there was a point...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-29-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Total Hip Replacement - Equipment needed?

Hi judemiller:
Sounds like we both had good experiences in the rehab facilities/nursing homes. Although the staff at my place did not wait on me a lot - except for the dining room and kitchen staff...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-28-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: more aids for post total hip replacement

Hi:
So glad to pass on what I learned during my recoveries from the two hip replacements. (I have never had any problems with them!)

My health insurance plan sent me to a rehab facility for two...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-26-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By Silver Swan
more aids for post total hip replacement

Hi:
I remembered a few things that I didn't post the first time!

I found very helpful the following:

- Leg lifter - I had a rigid one and it was very good. I didn't use it very long but while...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-21-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Total Hip Replacement - Equipment needed?

Hi:

I would get the following additional aids:

dressing stick - to push off pants, socks

sock donner - get the hard plastic one that looks like a half cylinder

long handled metal shoe horn
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 09-18-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,883
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: TN questions for those who are suffering..

Hi welderguy:

No drug except one for seizures will help genuine TN pain. I know from my own experience. TN pains are like no other pain and are unmistakable. Useless to take any other drug except...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-18-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: hip replacement

Hi again Betti:
My health insurance plan people sent me to a rehab place for 2 weeks for the first hip replacement and 1 week for the second replacement because at the time I lived alone. Guess they...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-17-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: hip replacement

Hi bett031:

I have had both hips replaced in the last few years and pain was not a problem in my case. The pain I remember is BEFORE the replacements!
I have had other surgeries all related to...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-20-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Medicare and TKR

TruthSeeker:
I just got up the Medicare.gov site and was able to order, under "Publications"- a copy of the 2015 "Medicare and You" handbook. It should come in about 3 weeks they said. No charge for...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-20-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Medicare and TKR

Hi again, TruthSeeker:

I did look in my storage chest and to my chagrin see that I don't have a copy of the 2015 "Medicare and You" handbook. I only have the 2014 edition. In it I see no mention...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-20-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Medicare and TKR

Hi TruthSeeker:
Your mother should have on hand the large heavy Medicare booklet that we all receive every year. She should have the 2015 edition right now. (She should throw away all the old ones!)...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-30-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: 8 weeks post right knee replacement

Hi Chairlady:
My reaction to your post is that maybe you should go back to your contraptions for a while to give your body more help in getting back to normal. It is no disgrace to use them for a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-30-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: THR 10 days out

Hi eksocorg:
After surgery one pretty much will benefit from using a mild laxative. The anesthesia puts your intestines to sleep along with the rest of your body! So your problem was not unusual....
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-28-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Hip Replacement: Bending At Waist, More

Hi keikoasmom:

It was a full year before I could bend to the floor to pick up things, cut my toenails, etc. But that could be related to my being in my 70s when I had the two hip replacements. We...
Board: Arthritis 11-30-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,712
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Arthritis

Hi:

This is an older posting but I hope that the writer may see my response. Have your mother back up to the truck seat, then sit down and lift her legs up into the cab. I am hoping this is a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-09-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,326
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: TKR surgery

Hi wekoshka:

I think that we all have a pain threshold that is peculiar to us. I seem to have a high pain threshold so always got off meds as fast as possible. However, you have to find out your...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-23-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,202
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Morning pain and stiffness after total hip replacement

Wow Brett88:
It seems to me that you are doing unusually well considering you have had both hips replaced in such a short time from each other! To cover night time pain is there any way that you are...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-18-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Post Hip Replacement

Hi again Jenny:

Have you tried putting a pillow between your legs when you lie on your side in bed? That just might help relieve the pain. If you haven't done that, give it a try and see if it...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-17-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Post Hip Replacement

Hi Jenny1473:
My gut reaction to your posting is that everything hurts more at night when we are in bed! Before I had my first hip replacement the pain came at night after I was on my feet all day....
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-09-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,007
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: after tkr 2 years old, pain in knee

Hi Nana b:

In reading your posting, it seems to me that you suspect you are overdoing your activity! So maybe you are and it might be worth trying to cut down a little bit and see if the knee pain...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,759
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: bilateral TKR - feeling scared

Dear kym260:
Sounds to me like you came through that "scary" knee replacement surgery with flying colors! Congratulations! Also sounds like your recovery from this bilateral knee replacement is...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-07-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,759
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: bilateral TKR - feeling scared

Hi kym260;
I have not had any knee replacements, nor do I have diabetes. However, I have had several surgeries in recent years, including two hip replacements.
These days there are new kinds of...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-20-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: titaniun sensitvity

Hi bobbyc1933
I have titanium hip replacements (2) and have had no problems that I know of. Are you presently having problems with yours or "just" worried/anticipating?
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-17-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: R Hip Pain/Leg Pain & Stiffness

Hi andreaclifton:

It seems to me that with all the hip pain you are having, it would be a good idea to see an orthopedist and have an x-ray to determine the condition of your hip cartilage. This...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-03-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: knee injury

Hi again
My personal opinion is that you should use the brace as long as you feel it helps! I am no medical person but think that we all know when something helps us and should feel free to do it!...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-03-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: knee injury

Hi Mich:
I don't know anything about knee injuries, but my feeling is that if the wrap helps make your knee feel better why not use it? I don't think that is babying your knee. Things really can...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-31-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: TKR 7 years later

Dear ReefDiver:
Hi again! Again I congratulate you on your typing ability! So few can do that these days and your words per minute are about like mine! My sister and I always have said that typing...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-31-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: TKR 7 years later

Dear ReefDiver:
You sure do have a big problem job-wise! If at all possible look around to see if you can find a different job because it looks as though with other jobs being cut where you are, you...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-20-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: TKR now doctor says THR

Hi anitar711:
The good news is that a hip replacement is much easier to recover from than a knee replacement - this is my opinion after reading so many posts about knee replacements! I have had 2...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-18-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: What is wrong with my hips/legs?

Hi Rusty1111:
Can you afford to see a general doctor since you say you have no insurance and can't afford to see a specialist? He/she could have an x-ray taken of your hips to see if the cartilage...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-26-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Post op THR

Hi gjfrye:
Yes, those internal surgeries are a different thing from joint replacement. I have had both and can speak from experience. Your hip joint has to be walked on where the internal ones...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-04-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Things you used the most for knee replacement surgery?

Hi Shannon:
As a woman who has had both hips replaced, I would say that getting a riser with arms for your toilet seat would be of great help. These days toilets are so low that it is often hard to...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 10-04-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: fell on left hip from my knee scooter:/

Hi SweetPeainSF:
I understand that if one brings up more than one concern during a doctor appointment, doctors can Code more than one and either you or the insurance pays for the extra topic/s. So...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-13-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Desperate For Relief

Dear nastyKnees:
I have not used marijuana and know nothing about how it might affect your knee pain situation there, but your doctor is saying treatment options are limited if you continue using...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-18-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Meniscus surgery

Dear shell1249:
I don't have any suggestions or advice to offer you but just wanted to tell you to hang in there with the Charlie Horses. I have had those and they are murder. I have heard that...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-14-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,202
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: After Total Hip Replacement (THR) Leg and Foot turn 45 degree's out

Hi Jasjr:
I can't speak to the turning to the side of your leg and foot after your left side THR but I do remember after each hip replacement I had, I was asked to wiggle my toes to make sure a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-10-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Sharp Pain after knee surgery

Dear agui23:
I am horrified that after only 2.5 weeks after knee surgery you are doing all those exercise activities! I have had only hip replacements but it seems to me that with any kind of joint...
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