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hip replacement
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:59pm

I'm 22 years old, I live in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. All throughout highschool I ran track and crosscountry, and I swam on the swimteam from the age of 7 until I was too old (about 18) I then coached the team for 2 years. I have always been very active. When I was 16 I collapsed in the last mile during a crosscountry race from pain in my right hip. I was then diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis. From that point on I have been recieving steriod injections and taking an anti-inflammatory as comfort measures. Physical therapy was useless, both of my hips still continue to deteriorate. I gave birth to my son in July of 2006 with no complications. (although caring around the extra weight was murder on my hips!!) I have been to 3 different specialist in western pennsylvania and they all agree... I need both of my hips replaced now. It's so painfull for me; mentally and physically to get up every morning out of bed. I can hardly by the end of the day. And I can't stand the thought of not being able to run and jump with my son.
Anyhow, I too am curious about childbearing after a hip replacement...If anyone has any response, Please EMAIL ME!!
MEGHARV18@HOTMAIL.COM

Thanks So Much and The Best Of Luck to You!!

  • Pegnancy after hip replacementKim, Mon Feb 19 12:06am
    I am actually crying out of relif and happieness since I finally found something about pregnancy after hip replacement. I am a 25 year old woman facing the surgery. I was told that the youngest... more
    • hip replacement — Megan, Mon Aug 13 3:59pm
    • pregnancy after hip replacementLiz, Fri Apr 13 5:00pm
      Hi Kim, I am 29 years old. I had a "slipped hip" at age 11 and had a routine operation to pin it back in place. Unfortunately I got an infection which resulted in 4 more operations and eventually a... more
      • Re: pregnancy after hip replacementPauline, Sun Apr 15 8:34am
        Thank you for sharing your wonderful story of successful pregnancy after hip replacement. Younger patients are having total hip arthroplasty now, and a woman who has had such a procedure may want to... more
    • pregnancy after hip replacementAnita, Mon Apr 2 1:12pm
      Almost 2 months ago, I gave birth to my second child. This one was after a total hip replacement of my right hip. Everything went well, although the further along I got in my pregnancy, I did feel... more
      • AVNAnonymous, Wed Aug 4 4:53am
        Hi Anita Thanx a lot fo sharing this.I m 35 suffering from bilateral necrosis of hip joint. Got married 5 months back had one miscarriage.Unable to decide whether to go in for child or THR first???
        • Hip Replacement before PregnancyPauline, Thu Aug 5 4:45pm
          I highly recommend having hip replacement prior to pregnancy. I developed AVN during my pregnancy and experienced having a very young child with intense hip pain. My debilitating hip pain negatively... more
          • ThanxAnonymous, Sat Aug 7 1:48am
            Thanx a lot Pauline...Just wanna ask do u know after replacement after how much time i can satrt family...Thanx..
            • Re: ThanxDr. Swanson, Mon Aug 23 11:35am
              I donít think there is any hard and fast rule, but if someone got pregnant even right after the surgery, there would really be no risk because the only risk of infection would occur at childbirth 9... more
      • Re: pregnancy after hip replacementAnonymous, Tue Jul 14 2:29pm
        Hi, What type of hip implant do you have?
      • Re: pregnancy after hip replacementPauline, Tue Apr 3 6:39am
        Anita, Thank you for sharing your inspiring story. It is wonderful to hear your happy ending. Enjoy those babies! Best Wishes, Pauline
    • pregnancyKathy, Thu Feb 22 7:48pm
      Hi Kim, Yes, please feel free to contact me. I am busy with a 2 year old and a 7 month old (both born after my total hip with no problems), but can try to answer any questions you may have. I am so... more
    • Re: Pegnancy after hip replacementPauline, Wed Feb 21 4:27am
      Pregnancy and childbirth can occur successfully in patients who have a total hip replacement, according to two recent studies. Pregnancy and childbirth not detrimental after total hip replacement,... more
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