It's my understanding they only last 10-15 years - depending on usage during that time. Is that right?
Edy wrote:That will be easy to remember, Don. We have another hip replacement surgery also scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday.
Our senior pastor, Roland, is supposed to have his formerly replaced hip replaced again. He is looking forward to having it over and done with!
I wonder how one knows when the replaced hip needs replacing again? Does it become loose and rattle? Are you known as swivel hips without doing the Chubby Checker twist dance? Does it pop out of joint when you sit down or bend over?
I've heard 20+ years these days. I know I'll have to go in once per year for an x-ray and that's normally how they monitor it, as far as I know.
And I'm looking forward to having all my "precautions" over and done with! May 8th! 2 weeks on Wednesday! (Not that I'm counting down, or anything.
) It's not that it's HARD to do things with the precautions so much as I am sick and tired of thinking about how to do something as simple as sitting down and standing up so I don't go past 90 degrees or go past mid-line, or things like that. I realize I may not be able to do those things immediately, but it will be nice not to have to think about it and not have to worry about accidentally doing the things I'm not supposed to do.