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Nicholas Melbourne
Revision Hip surgery
Tue Jan 2, 2018 2:43am

I am 90 years old.Had a Partial Hip Replacement(HEMIARTHROPLASTY) in1998.The Ball of the RHS femoral was smashed after a nasty fall.The Thompson?brand solid metal prosthesis was cemented in.It is called a “Moore’s” here in Australia.I managed reasonably OK with the pain on and off for so long,but the pain lately has become unbearable,which has restricted me to move painfully only around the house.
Is it worth the trouble at this stage of my life, to have a revision THR, considering the risks involved and all the other consequences after the operation?
Has any one with similar circumstances had a revision THR.Please share with me your experiences.I will very much appreciate any Information on the matter.Nick".

    • Re: Revision Hip surgeryAnonymous, Sun Jan 7 7:24pm
      You really are going to have to discuss this with your surgeon to see if your body can deal with the rigors of surgery. If no one will operate on you, this is pretty much a moot point. If your body... more
    • Re: Revision Hip surgeryAnonymous, Tue Jan 2 5:08pm
      you might want to check the Queen Mum. She had two hip replacements in her 90s. I am only 79 - had four hip surgeries last year - 2 debridement for an infection, then removal for several months and... more
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