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From: Sharon Frizzell
Date: 26 Feb 2000
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
I am 49 years old and had my left hip replaced 7/26/99. On 11/7/99 I dislocated it while bending over and painting near the floor. It was the worst pain I have ever had! On 1/8/00, I dislocated again putting my sweatpants on (I was preparing to go out and walk 10K). Dislocations are not common. Statistically, only 4% dislocate the first time, and only 25% of those dislocate a second time; however, the hip precautions are real! I have learned to move "mindfully."