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Revision Surgery????

From: BenGugg@aol.com
Date: 03 Sep 2000
Time: 12:29:29
Remote Name: 205.188.199.137

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I had my original Surgery with pins resulting from a fall in my home in 1995. Pins no good and was advised by a new Surgeon that the break was in such a bad place that for my age THR was the way to go. Had THR in 1996. Fell in 1998 but was ok. Fell in 1999 and the prothesis loosened 3 mil. Is a year now and my Surgeon says its a watch and wait procedure. Take x-rays every 2 months and nothing has changed. No infection whatsoever. Thanks --- I came upon this wonderful web site from the book The surgery and you. It looks so informative and useful. Sorry I didnt know about it sooner. My question is should I continue on? I have had 2 Surgeries. My Surgeon has told me to always use a cane. Which I do. What is some of the opinions of you people out there? Who knows what the outcome would be maybe shorter leg. Thanks

Last changed: September 03, 2000